Dioceses of India
Total: 1
Miao

Diocese of Miao

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Rite: Latin
Region : North Eastern
Patron: Christ the Light
Founded: 7 December 2005
Province: Guwahati
Status: Diocese
Total area: 43, 955 sq. kms.
Total Population : 4,73,120
Catholics Total: 80,000
Diocesan Priests: 29
Religious Priests: 60
Religious Sisters: 122
Minor Seminarians: 20
Major Seminarians: 07

Bishop of the Diocese

Most Rev. George Palliparampil SDB
BISHOP OF MIAO
Personal Details
Born:15-May-1954
Priestly Ordination:19-Dec-1982
Episcopal Ordination:26-Feb-2006
Period: 2006-

Tel(P): 09436054445, 09954554445
Email(P): pk.georgesdb@miaodiocese.com
Contact Details
Bishop’s House, Miao - 792 122 Changlang Dist. (Arunachal Pradesh)
Tel(O): 03807-22 29 75
Fax : 22 32 29
Email : pkgsdb@gmail.com
Most Rev. Dennis Panipitchai
Auxiliary Bishop of Miao
Personal Details
Born:27-Jul-1958
Priestly Ordination:27-Dec-1991
Episcopal Ordination:2-Aug-2018
Period:2018-

Tel(P): 
Email(P): 
Contact Details
Bishop’s House, Miao - 792 122 Changlang Dist. (Arunachal Pradesh)
Tel(O): 03807-22 29 75
Fax : 22 32 29
Email : pkgsdb@gmail.com

Diocese of Miao at a Glance

Ecclesiastical Institutions

Parishes & Substations : 31Retreat Centres: 01
Major Seminaries : 0Diocesan Minor Seminaries: 01
Congregation Minor Seminaries: 0Religious Formation Houses : 0
Men Religious Houses: 21Women Religious Houses: 32

Charitable Institutions

Hospitals : 0Dispensaries / Clinics / Health Centres: 0
Orphanages : 01Homes for Aged & Destitute : 01
Schools for Physically Challenged: 0Homes for Physically Challenged : 0
Crèches: 0Boarding Houses : 41
Counselling Centres : 0De-addiction Centre: 0
Social Centres : 01HIV / AIDS Centre: 0

Educational Institutions

Professional Colleges : 01Degree Colleges: 0
Parallel Colleges : 0Vocational / Technical Training Centres : 0
Higher Secondary / Junior Colleges : 0High Schools : 07
Upper Primary Schools: 21Lower Primary Schools:38
Nurseries / Pre-Primary Schools :39Presses & Media Centres : 0

History

The diocese of Miao, bifurcated from Dibrugarh on Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2005. It has an area of 31,445 sq. kms., with 59,000 Catholics, 12 mission stations, 6 diocesan priests, 54 religious priests, 1 religious brother and 21 religious sisters. The parish Church of Miao is the Cathedral of the new diocese and ‘Christ the Light’ the diocesan Patron.

The first bishop of Miao, bishop-elect George Palliparampil, a Salesian of Don Bosco, was director and principal of Don Bosco School in Dibrugarh at the time of his appointment. Bishop-elect George was born in 1954 and was ordained priest in 1982. He has a M. A. in Public Administration and a Doctorate in Sociology. He has been a missionary in Arunachal Pradesh and an educationist of repute.