Roman Catholic Diocese of Kurnool


Roman Catholic Diocese of Kurnool

Infobox Diocese| jurisdiction=Diocese
name= Kurnool
latin= Dioecesis Kurnoolensis
country= India| metropolitan=Hyderabad
rite=Latin Rite
cathedral = Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral
cocathedral = St. Teresa’s Co-Cathedral
area= 43,000
population= 7,838,192
population_as_of= 2004
catholics= 69,413
catholics_percent= 0.9
bishop= Anthony Poola
coadjutor =
auxiliary_bishops =

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Kurnool (Latin: " Kurnoolen(sis)") is a diocese located in the city of Kurnool in the Ecclesiastical province of Hyderabad in India.

History

* June 12, 1967: Established as Diocese of Kurnool from the Diocese of Nellore

Leadership

* Bishops of Kurnool (Roman rite)
** Bishop Anthony Poola (February 8, 2008 – present)
** Bishop Johannes Gorantla (December 6, 1993 – January 20, 2007)
** Bishop Abraham Aruliah Somavarapa (Apostolic Administrator 1991 – December 6, 1993)
** Bishop Mathew Cheriankunnel, P.I.M.E. (January 18, 1988 – July 16, 1991)
** Bishop Joseph Rajappa (June 12, 1967 – January 18, 1988)

References

* [http://www.gcatholic.com/dioceses/diocese/kurn0.htm Giga-Catholic Information]
* [http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dkurn.html Catholic Hierarchy]


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