Dioceses of India
Total: 1

Diocese of Hazaribagh

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Rite: Latin
Region : Bijhan
Patron: Our Lady of Mines
Founded: 01 April 1995
Province: Ranchi
Status: Diocese
Total area: 212316 Sq. km
Total Population : 51,58,000
Catholics Total: 40,046
Diocesan Priests: 35
Religious Priests: 65
Religious Sisters: 350
Minor Seminarians: 0
Major Seminarians: 0

Diocese of Hazaribagh at a Glance

Ecclesiastical Institutions

Parishes & Substations : 22Retreat Centres: 01
Major Seminaries : 0Diocesan Minor Seminaries: 0
Congregation Minor Seminaries: 0Religious Formation Houses : 15
Men Religious Houses: 0Women Religious Houses: 0

Charitable Institutions

Hospitals : 05Dispensaries / Clinics / Health Centres: 20
Orphanages : 02Homes for Aged & Destitute : 01
Schools for Physically Challenged: 0Homes for Physically Challenged : 0
Crèches: 0Boarding Houses : 0
Counselling Centres : 0De-addiction Centre: 01
Social Centres : 04HIV / AIDS Centre: 0

Educational Institutions

Professional Colleges : 02Degree Colleges: 0
Parallel Colleges : 0Vocational / Technical Training Centres : 08
Higher Secondary / Junior Colleges : 05High Schools : 30
Upper Primary Schools: 45Lower Primary Schools:02
Nurseries / Pre-Primary Schools :01Presses & Media Centres : 0


The Diocese of Hazaribagh was erected by Pope John Paul II, by bifurcating the Diocese of Daltonganj. The new diocese comprises the civil districts of Chatra, Hazaribag, Koderma and Bokaro excluding, however, the Chandankyari block of Bokaro district together with that portion of Chas block which lies to the east of National Highway 32.

The Catholic population of the diocese comprises scheduled tribes (Chiefly Oraons, Mundas, Santals and Kharias) Scheduled Castes and mixed groups of Catholics migrated from various parts of India.