Dioceses of India
Total: 1
Chikmagalur

Diocese of Chikmagalur

Quick Links:      History
Rite: Latin
Region : Karnataka
Patron: St. Joseph
Founded: 16 November 1963
Province: Bangalore
Status: Diocese
Total area: 14,015 sq. kms.
Total Population : 30,50,678
Catholics Total: 35,870
Diocesan Priests: 56
Religious Priests: 23
Religious Sisters: 223
Minor Seminarians: 0
Major Seminarians: 0

Bishop of the Diocese

Most Rev. Thomasappa Anthony Swamy
BISHOP OF CHIKMAGALUR
Personal Details
Born:9-Feb-1951
Priestly Ordination:20-May-1984
Episcopal Ordination:6-Feb-2007
Period: 2006-

Tel(P): 08262 - 221689, 220389
Email(P): anthonswam@yahoo.in
Contact Details
Bishop’s Office, Jyothinagar, Chikmagalur - 577 102 (Karnataka)
Tel(O): 08262-22 03 89
Fax : 22 03 89
Email : bishopckm@yahoo.co.in

Diocese of Chikmagalur at a Glance

Ecclesiastical Institutions

Parishes & Substations : 41Retreat Centres: 0
Major Seminaries : 0Diocesan Minor Seminaries: 0
Congregation Minor Seminaries: 0Religious Formation Houses : 02
Men Religious Houses: 0Women Religious Houses: 0

Charitable Institutions

Hospitals : 02Dispensaries / Clinics / Health Centres: 06
Orphanages : 06Homes for Aged & Destitute : 0
Schools for Physically Challenged: 0Homes for Physically Challenged : 0
Crèches: 0Boarding Houses : 0
Counselling Centres : 0De-addiction Centre: 0
Social Centres : 07HIV / AIDS Centre: 0

Educational Institutions

Professional Colleges : 01Degree Colleges: 03
Parallel Colleges : 0Vocational / Technical Training Centres : 01
Higher Secondary / Junior Colleges : 07High Schools : 20
Upper Primary Schools: 25Lower Primary Schools:10
Nurseries / Pre-Primary Schools :15Presses & Media Centres : 0

History

The Diocese of Chikmagalur, comprising the three districts of Chikmagalur, Shimoga and Hassan was erected on November 16, 1963, by Pope Paul VI by the Apostolic Constitution "Indicae Regionis", dismembering it from the Diocese of Mysore. It is entrusted to the Diocesan Clergy. The first Bishop of the Diocese was Bp Alphonsus Mathias.

The district of Shimoga was detached from the Diocese of Chikmagalur in January, 1989, to form part of the newly erected Diocese of Shimoga.

Former Bishops

Most Rev. John Baptist Sequeira
Bishop Emeritus of Chikmagalur
Personal Details
Born:23-Jun-1930
Priestly Ordination:15-Apr-1958
Episcopal Ordination:11-Jun-1987
Period: 1987-2006

Tel(P): (0)9480283397
Contact Details
C/o Little Sister of the Poor,
26 Hosur Road,Bangalore
560 025 KARNATAKA
Tel(O): 08262-22 03 89
Fax : 22 03 89
Email : bishopckm@yahoo.co.in
NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. Alphonsus MathiasBishop1964-1986