Dioceses of India
Total: 1
Hazaribagh

Diocese of Hazaribagh

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Rite: Latin
Region : Bijhan
Patron: Our Lady of Mines
Founded: 01 April 1995
Province: Ranchi
Status: Diocese
Total area: 212316 Sq. km
Total Population : 51,58,000
Catholics Total: 40,046
Diocesan Priests: 35
Religious Priests: 65
Religious Sisters: 350
Minor Seminarians: 0
Major Seminarians: 0

Bishop of the Diocese

Most Rev. Jojo Anand
BISHOP OF HAZARIBAGH
Personal Details
Born:17-Mar-1959
Priestly Ordination:24-Apr-1992
Episcopal Ordination:8-Dec-2012
Period: 2012-

Tel(P): 06546-226820, 07488194209, 09199069192
Email(P): bishopanandjojo@gmail.com, anandjojo@yahoo.com
Contact Details
Bishop’s House, Diocesan Training Centre, Zulu Park, P. B. No.14, P. O. Hazaribag - 825 301(Jharkhand)
Tel(O): 06546-22 23 40
Fax : 22 68 20
Email : hzbhcdhaz@gmail.com

Diocese of Hazaribagh at a Glance

Ecclesiastical Institutions

Parishes & Substations : 22Retreat Centres: 01
Major Seminaries : 0Diocesan Minor Seminaries: 0
Congregation Minor Seminaries: 0Religious Formation Houses : 15
Men Religious Houses: 0Women Religious Houses: 0

Charitable Institutions

Hospitals : 05Dispensaries / Clinics / Health Centres: 20
Orphanages : 02Homes for Aged & Destitute : 01
Schools for Physically Challenged: 0Homes for Physically Challenged : 0
Crèches: 0Boarding Houses : 0
Counselling Centres : 0De-addiction Centre: 01
Social Centres : 04HIV / AIDS Centre: 0

Educational Institutions

Professional Colleges : 02Degree Colleges: 0
Parallel Colleges : 0Vocational / Technical Training Centres : 08
Higher Secondary / Junior Colleges : 05High Schools : 30
Upper Primary Schools: 45Lower Primary Schools:02
Nurseries / Pre-Primary Schools :01Presses & Media Centres : 0

History

The Diocese of Hazaribagh was erected by Pope John Paul II, by bifurcating the Diocese of Daltonganj. The new diocese comprises the civil districts of Chatra, Hazaribag, Koderma and Bokaro excluding, however, the Chandankyari block of Bokaro district together with that portion of Chas block which lies to the east of National Highway 32.

The Catholic population of the diocese comprises scheduled tribes (Chiefly Oraons, Mundas, Santals and Kharias) Scheduled Castes and mixed groups of Catholics migrated from various parts of India.

Former Bishops

Most Rev. Charles Soreng SJ
Bishop Emeritus of Hazaribagh
Personal Details
Born:18-Aug-1934
Priestly Ordination:24-Mar-1969
Episcopal Ordination:9-Feb-1990
Period: 1995-2012

Tel(P): 09431140512
Email(P):  bpsoreng6@yahoo.co.in/soreng6@gmail.com
Contact Details
Transfiguration of our Lord Cathedral Catholic Ashram, P.O. & Dist. Hazaribag, Jharkhand -825 301 India
Tel(O): 06546-22 23 40
Fax : 22 68 20
Email : hzbhcdhaz@gmail.com