Dioceses of India
Total: 1
Cuddapah

Diocese of Cuddapah

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Rite: Latin
Region : Andhra Pradesh
Patron: St. Joseph
Founded: 19 October 1976
Province: Hyderabad
Status: Diocese
Total area: 31,019 Sq km
Total Population : 64,87,547
Catholics Total: 77599
Diocesan Priests: 138
Religious Priests: 22
Religious Sisters: 305
Minor Seminarians: 0
Major Seminarians: 25

Bishop of the Diocese

Most Rev. GALI BALI
Apostolic Administrator of Cuddapah
Personal Details
Born:29-Apr-1939
Priestly Ordination:19-Dec-1964
Episcopal Ordination:23-Oct-1984
Period:2018-Email(P): dkadapal1977@gmail.com
Contact Details
Bishop's House,
Mariapuram,
Cuddapah - 516 003.
ANDHRA.PRADESH.
Tel(O): 08562-24 11 48, 24 16 96
Fax : 24 95 34
Email : dkadapa1977@gmail.com

Diocese of Cuddapah at a Glance

Ecclesiastical Institutions

Parishes & Substations : 413Retreat Centres: 01
Major Seminaries : 0Diocesan Minor Seminaries: 0
Congregation Minor Seminaries: 0Religious Formation Houses : 02
Men Religious Houses: 0Women Religious Houses: 02

Charitable Institutions

Hospitals : 07Dispensaries / Clinics / Health Centres: 09
Orphanages : 02Homes for Aged & Destitute : 03
Schools for Physically Challenged: 01Homes for Physically Challenged : 0
Crèches: 05Boarding Houses : 24
Counselling Centres : 0De-addiction Centre: 0
Social Centres : 02HIV / AIDS Centre: 01

Educational Institutions

Professional Colleges : 0Degree Colleges: 03
Parallel Colleges : 0Vocational / Technical Training Centres : 02
Higher Secondary / Junior Colleges : 0High Schools : 22
Upper Primary Schools: 06Lower Primary Schools:29
Nurseries / Pre-Primary Schools :0Presses & Media Centres : 02

History

The Diocese of Cuddapah was erected by the Papal Bull "Quoriam ad recte universum" dated October 28, 1976 of Pope Paul VI. It comprises the civil districts of Cuddapah and Chittoor which hitherto were part of the Diocese of Nellore.

Bp Aruliah Somavarapa was appointed the First Bishop of Cuddapah. Bishop Moses Doraboina Prakasam took charge on Aug. 28, 2002 and he was transferred to Nellore diocese on Dec. 07, 2006.

Former Bishops

Most Rev. PRASAD GALLELA
Bishop Emeritus of Cuddapah
Personal Details
Born:7-Apr-1962
Priestly Ordination:1-Mar-1989
Episcopal Ordination:1-Mar-2008
Period:2018-Email(P): bpgallela@gmail.com
Contact Details
67/100, Bishop’s House, Mariapuram, R. V. Nagar (P. O.), Kadapa - 516 003 (Andhra Pradesh)
Tel(O): 08562-24 11 48, 24 16 96
Fax : 24 95 34
Email : dkadapa1977@gmail.com
NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. Moses Doraboina PrakasamBishop2002-2006
Most Rev. Prakash MallavarapuBishop1998-2002
Most Rev. S A Arulaiah SomavarapuBishop1977-1998