Dioceses of India
Total: 1
Eluru

Diocese of Eluru

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Rite: Latin
Region : Andhra Pradesh
Patron: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Founded: 09 December 1976
Province: Vishakapatnam
Status: Diocese
Total area: 43,000 Sq. km
Total Population : 8,837,172
Catholics Total: 2,75,000
Diocesan Priests: 93
Religious Priests: 62
Religious Sisters: 545
Minor Seminarians: 0
Major Seminarians: 0

Bishop of the Diocese

Most Rev. Jaya Rao Polimera
Bishop of Eluru
Personal Details
Born:27-Aug-1965
Priestly Ordination:2-Apr-1992
Episcopal Ordination:25-Jul-2013
Period:2013-

Tel(P): 08812-234407, 09866348591
Email(P): yobupo@gmail.com
Contact Details
Bishop’s House, Xavier Nagar, Eluru - 534 007 W. G. Dist. (Andhra Pradesh)
Tel(O): 8812-230707
Fax : 08812237407
Email : bpeluru@gmail.com

Diocese of Eluru at a Glance

Ecclesiastical Institutions

Parishes & Substations : 103Retreat Centres: 0
Major Seminaries : 0Diocesan Minor Seminaries: 0
Congregation Minor Seminaries: 0Religious Formation Houses : 51
Men Religious Houses: 0Women Religious Houses: 0

Charitable Institutions

Hospitals : 15Dispensaries / Clinics / Health Centres: 24
Orphanages : 04Homes for Aged & Destitute : 02
Schools for Physically Challenged: 01Homes for Physically Challenged : 0
Crèches: 0Boarding Houses : 0
Counselling Centres : 0De-addiction Centre: 04
Social Centres : 02HIV / AIDS Centre: 0

Educational Institutions

Professional Colleges : 01Degree Colleges: 01
Parallel Colleges : 0Vocational / Technical Training Centres : 10
Higher Secondary / Junior Colleges : 05High Schools : 44
Upper Primary Schools: 04Lower Primary Schools:71
Nurseries / Pre-Primary Schools :0Presses & Media Centres : 01

History

The Diocese of Eluru comprises the whole of West Godavari district and the Mandals of Amalapuram, Kothapeta, Rajole and Mummidivaram of East Godavari in Andhra Pradesh. This territory was bifurcated from the Diocese of Vijayawada and erected into a Diocese by the Papal Bull 'Dubitantes' of Pope Paul VI dated December 9, 1976.

Pilgrim Centres

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Former Bishops

NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. John MulagadaBishop1976-2009