Roman Catholic Diocese of Calicut

Coordinates: 11°15′11″N 75°46′27″E / 11.2530°N 75.7741°E / 11.2530; 75.7741
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Diocese of Calicut

Dioecesis Calicutensis

കോഴിക്കോട് രൂപത
Location
CountryIndia
Ecclesiastical provinceVerapoly
Statistics
Area12,505 km2 (4,828 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2006)
10,061,127
38,092 (0.4%)
Parishes41
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteRoman Rite
CathedralMother of God Cathedral in Kozhikode
Patron saintSt Francis Xavier
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopVarghese Chakkalakal
Metropolitan ArchbishopJoseph Kalathiparambil
Vicar GeneralThomas Panackal
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Diocese of Calicut (Latin: Dioecesis Calicuten(sis)) is a Latin Church ecclesiastical territory or diocese in India. It is a suffragan diocese in the ecclesiastical province of the metropolitan Archdiocese of Verapoly but depends on the missionary Roman Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples.

Its cathedral is Mother of God Cathedral, dedicated to Our Lady, in the episcopal see of Kozhikode (Calicut).

Statistics[edit]

As of 2015, it pastorally served 48,250 Catholics (0.6% of 8,059,057 total population) on 8,036 km² in 41 parishes and 3 missions with 132 priests (57 diocesan, 75 religious), 837 lay religious (127 brothers, 710 sisters) and 12 seminarians.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Web Translator".
  2. ^ http://www.news.va/en/news/other-pontifical-acts-171[dead link]

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11°15′11″N 75°46′27″E / 11.2530°N 75.7741°E / 11.2530; 75.7741