Dioceses of India
Total: 1
Udaipur

Diocese of Udaipur

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Rite: Latin
Region : Agra
Patron: Our Lady Queen of Apostles
Founded: 03 December 1984
Province: Agra
Status: Diocese
Total area: 48,433 sq. KM.
Total Population : 6,839,150
Catholics Total: 24,615
Diocesan Priests: 53
Religious Priests: 17
Religious Sisters: 214
Minor Seminarians: 0
Major Seminarians: 0

Bishop of the Diocese

Most Rev. Devprasad John Ganawa SVD
BISHOP OF UDAIPUR
Personal Details
Born:8-Dec-1951
Priestly Ordination:27-Oct-1982
Episcopal Ordination:16-Jun-2009
Period:2013-

Tel(P): 0294-2524827
Email(P): devprasadsvd@gmail.com
Contact Details
Kristanjali, 1- Alipura, Udaipur - 313 001 (Rajasthan)
Tel(O): 0294-25 24 827
Fax : 25 24 827

Diocese of Udaipur at a Glance

Ecclesiastical Institutions

Parishes & Substations : 30Retreat 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 : 01Dispensaries / Clinics / Health Centres: 19
Orphanages : 01Homes 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 : 0Degree Colleges: 0
Parallel Colleges : 0Vocational / Technical Training Centres : 04
Higher Secondary / Junior Colleges : 11High Schools : 12
Upper Primary Schools: 08Lower Primary Schools:11
Nurseries / Pre-Primary Schools :0Presses & Media Centres : 01

History

On December 29, 1984, the Holy See announced the bifurcation of the Diocese of Ajmer - Jaipur and the formation of the Diocese of Udaipur. The new diocese of Udaipur would comprise of the six districts of Udaipur, Rajasamand, Bhilwara, Chittorgarh, Dungarpur, and Banswara in South Rajasthan and the adjoining Tehsil of Thandla (Jhabua district) in Madhya Pradesh. The same was the Bhil - Tribal area evangelized by the Diocese of Ajmer almost from the beginning of the twentieth century.

The First Bishop was also appointed by a Bull from the Holy See, dated December 3, 1984 and promulgated on December 29, 1984. Bp Joseph Pathalil was ordained and took possession of the See on February 14, 1985.

Former Bishops

Most Rev. Joseph Pathalil
Bishop Emeritus of Udaipur
Personal Details
Born:26-Jan-1937
Priestly Ordination:21-Sep-1963
Episcopal Ordination:14-Feb-1985
Period: 1984- 2012

Tel(P): 0294-2524827
Email(P): bpjoseph@sancharnet.in
Contact Details
St. Paul's Sr.Sec. School,Bhupalpura, Udaipur-313001 (Rajasthan)
Tel(O): 0294-25 24 827
Fax : 25 24 827