Dioceses of India
Total: 1
Jashpur

Diocese of Jashpur

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Rite: Latin
Region : Chhattisgarh
Founded: 23 March 2006
Province: Bhopal
Status: Diocese
Total area: 6457 sq k.m.
Total Population : 739,780
Catholics Total: 1,96,464
Diocesan Priests: 132
Religious Priests: 50
Religious Sisters: 384
Minor Seminarians: 36
Major Seminarians: 12

Bishop of the Diocese

Most Rev. Emmanuel Kerketta
BISHOP OF JASHPUR
Personal Details
Born:16-Mar-1952
Priestly Ordination:5-May-1984
Episcopal Ordination:2-Feb-2010
Period: 2009-

Tel(P): 07764-250223
Email(P): bpjashpur@rediffmail.com
Contact Details
Bishop’s House Kunkuri,P. O. Kunkuri - 496 225 Dist. Jashpur (Chhattisgarh)
Tel(O): 7764-250 224
Fax : 7764-25 07 04
Email : vgjashpur@gmail.com

Diocese of Jashpur at a Glance

Ecclesiastical Institutions

Parishes & Substations : 50Retreat Centres: 01
Major Seminaries : 0Diocesan Minor Seminaries: 01
Congregation Minor Seminaries: 0Religious Formation Houses : 0
Men Religious Houses: 0Women Religious Houses: 49

Charitable Institutions

Hospitals : 01Dispensaries / Clinics / Health Centres: 0
Orphanages : 0Homes for Aged & Destitute : 0
Schools for Physically Challenged: 0Homes for Physically Challenged : 0
Crèches: 0Boarding Houses : 30
Counselling Centres : 0De-addiction Centre: 0
Social Centres : 03HIV / AIDS Centre: 0

Educational Institutions

Professional Colleges : 03Degree Colleges: 01
Parallel Colleges : 0Vocational / Technical Training Centres : 02
Higher Secondary / Junior Colleges : 21High Schools : 07
Upper Primary Schools: 52Lower Primary Schools:85
Nurseries / Pre-Primary Schools :11Presses & Media Centres : 01

History

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Jashpur  was created on March 23, 2006. It is a suffragan diocese of the Archdiocese of Raipur. Its first bishop was Mar Victor Kindo, previously bishop of Raigarh, who died on 12 June 2008. On December 22, 2009 Pope Benedict XVI appointed Fr. Emmanuel Kerketta, the diocesan administrator and previous Vicar General, as the new bishop of Jashpur.

The diocese covers an area of 5,838 km² of the territory previously belonging to the Diocese of Raigarh, in Chhattisgarh state. The see has its seat in Kunkuri, where the Cathedral of Our Lady of the Rosary is located.

The total population in the diocese is 739,780, of which 185,485 are Catholic. The diocese is subdivided into 46 parishes.