Dioceses of India
Total: 1
Gumla

Diocese of Gumla

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Rite: Latin
Region : Bijhan
Patron: St. Patrick
Founded: 28 May 1993
Province: Ranchi
Status: Diocese
Total area: 5,327 sq. km
Total Population : 1,025,656
Catholics Total: 1,62,285
Diocesan Priests: 108
Religious Priests: 46
Religious Sisters: 243
Minor Seminarians: 0
Major Seminarians: 0

Bishop of the Diocese

Most Rev. Paul Alois Lakra
BISHOP OF GUMLA
Personal Details
Born:10-Jul-1955
Priestly Ordination:6-May-1988
Episcopal Ordination:5-Apr-2006
Period: 2006-

Tel(P): 06524 - 223305, 09431116091
Email(P): palakra52@yahoo.com
Contact Details
Bishop’s House, P. O. Gumla - 835 207 Dist. Gumla (Jharkhand)
Tel(O): 06524-22 32 28
Fax : 22 33 05
Email : aloispaul@yahoo.com

Diocese of Gumla at a Glance

Ecclesiastical Institutions

Parishes & Substations : 38Retreat Centres: 01
Major Seminaries : 0Diocesan Minor Seminaries: 0
Congregation Minor Seminaries: 0Religious Formation Houses : 07
Men Religious Houses: 0Women Religious Houses: 0

Charitable Institutions

Hospitals : 02Dispensaries / Clinics / Health Centres: 29
Orphanages : 04Homes 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 : 01HIV / AIDS Centre: 0

Educational Institutions

Professional Colleges : 04Degree Colleges: 01
Parallel Colleges : 0Vocational / Technical Training Centres : 05
Higher Secondary / Junior Colleges : 02High Schools : 32
Upper Primary Schools: 29Lower Primary Schools:13
Nurseries / Pre-Primary Schools :01Presses & Media Centres : 0

History

The Diocese of Gumla was erected on May 28, 1993 by Pope John Paul II with territory taken from the Archdiocese of Ranchi. The Catholic Diocese of Gumla consists of the civil sub-division of Gumla.

The Catholic population of this diocese comprises of scheduled tribes, chiefly Kharias, Mundas, Oraons and Baraiks.

Most Rev. Michael Minj SJ, was appointed the first Bishop of Gumla. 

Former Bishops

NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. Michael Minj, SJBishop1993-2004