Dioceses of India
Total: 1
Nalgonda

Diocese of Nalgonda

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Rite: Latin
Region : Andhra Pradesh
Patron: Mary Queen of Apostles
Founded: 31 May 1976
Province: Hyderabad
Status: Diocese
Total area: 32,661 Sq.km
Total Population : 6,05,650
Catholics Total: 43,505
Diocesan Priests: 117
Religious Priests: 18
Religious Sisters: 260
Minor Seminarians: 0
Major Seminarians: 0

Bishop of the Diocese

Most Rev. Joji Govindu
BISHOP OF NALGONDA
Personal Details
Born:3-May-1944
Priestly Ordination:26-Dec-1969
Episcopal Ordination:24-Jun-1997
Period: 1997-

Tel(P): 08682 - 232520, 09440075186
Email(P): bishopnlg@rediffmail.com
Contact Details
Bishop’s House, Rashtrapathi Road, Nalgonda - 508 001 (Telangana)
Tel(O): 08682-24 40 20
Fax : 24 44 52
Email : bishopnlg@rediffmail.com

Diocese of Nalgonda at a Glance

Ecclesiastical Institutions

Parishes & Substations : 62Retreat Centres: 01
Major Seminaries : 0Diocesan Minor Seminaries: 0
Congregation Minor Seminaries: 0Religious Formation Houses : 03
Men Religious Houses: 0Women Religious Houses: 0

Charitable Institutions

Hospitals : 02Dispensaries / Clinics / Health Centres: 15
Orphanages : 05Homes for Aged & Destitute : 06
Schools for Physically Challenged: 01Homes for Physically Challenged : 0
Crèches: 0Boarding Houses : 0
Counselling Centres : 0De-addiction Centre: 03
Social Centres : 04HIV / AIDS Centre: 0

Educational Institutions

Professional Colleges : 02Degree Colleges: 01
Parallel Colleges : 0Vocational / Technical Training Centres : 15
Higher Secondary / Junior Colleges : 02High Schools : 33
Upper Primary Schools: 06Lower Primary Schools:09
Nurseries / Pre-Primary Schools :02Presses & Media Centres : 01

History

The Diocese of Nalgonda was erected by the Papal Bull "Animarum Utiliati", dated May 31, 1976 of Pope Paul VI. It comprises the civil district of Nalgonda which was part of Warangal diocese and the civil district of Mahaboobnagar, which was part of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad

Former Bishops

NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. Adagatla InnayyaBishop1989-1993
Most Rev. Mathew Cheriankunnel PIMEBishop1976-1986