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 Abstract Statistics of Latin Catholic Church in India

Latin Dioceses in India 132
Archbishops 23
Bishops 104
Apostolic Administrators 3
Administrator 2
Auxiliary Bishops 5
Bishops Emeriti 45
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
Parishes 6,810
Mission Stations or Quasi Parishes 1903
Total Number of Latin Catholic Priests 20,093
Diocesan Priests 10,317
Religious Priests 9,776
Maler Religious 21,458
Female Religious 62,873
Educational Institutions 20,080

 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).

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