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Belthangady Diocese

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Belthangady Diocese
Basic data
Rite Church Syro-Malabar Church
State India
Metropolitan Bishopric Ore parish of Tellicherry
Diocesan Bishop Lawrence Mukkuzhy
Foundation 1999
Area 12.543 km²
Parishes 51 (31.12.2006 / AP2007)
Inhabitants 3.177.352 (12/31/2006 / AP2007)
Catholics 21.500 (31.12.2006 / AP2007)
Share 0,7 %
Diocesan Priest 38 (12/31/2006 / AP2007)
Religious priest 13 (12/31/2006 / AP2007)
Catholics per priest 422
Friars 61 (12/31/2006 / AP2007)
Religious Sisters 170 (12/31/2006 / AP2007)
Rite Syro-Malabar
Liturgical language Malayalam
Cathedral Cathedral of St. Lawrence
Address Bishop’s House, P.O.. Belthangady-574214, Dhakshina Kannada Dt., Karnataka, India
Website http://www.belthangadydiocese.com/

The Diocese of Belthangady(Latin Dioecesis Belthangadiensis) is a diocese of the Syro-Malabar Church united with the Roman Catholic Church, located in Belthangady, India. Since its founding, the local Ordinary has been Lawrence Mukkuzhy.

History

Pope John Paul II founded it with the Apostolic Constitution Cum ampla on 24 April 1999 from territorial cessions of the ore parish of Tellicherry, to which it was also subordinated as a suffragan diocese.

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