Abstract Statistics of Latin Catholic Church in India
|Latin Dioceses in India||132|
|Total Population in Latin Dioceses||1,11,08,11,063|
|Total Catholic Population in Latin Diocese||1,51,88,997|
|Total Number of Parishes||8,813|
|Mission Stations or Quasi Parishes||1903|
|Total Number of Latin Catholic Priests||20,093|
About the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India
The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) is a National Episcopal Body that enables the Latin Catholic Bishops of the country to exchange ideas and information, deliberate on the Church’s broad concerns and take care of the pastoral needs of the faithful. It is one of the four biggest Bishops’ Conferences of the world. It has 129 dioceses and 165 active and retired bishop members. The Conference is to assist the bishops both for pastoral care and for evangelization: the twin duties of a bishop.
One of the main purposes of CCBI according to its statutes is “to promote that greater good which the Church offers humankind especially through fora and programmes of the apostolate which are adequately adapted to the circumstances of time and space” (Statutes, art. 3:1).