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THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF JHABUA

 

Catholic Diocese of Jhabua was erected on March 1, 2002 and came into existence on the 7th of June 2002, bifurcating the Catholic Diocese of Indore and Catholic Diocese of Udaipur, with Bishop Chacko Thottumarickal SVD as its first Bishop. The Diocese comprises of five civil districts namely Jhabua, Alirajpur, Ratlam, Mandsaur, Neemuch and Sardarpur Tehsil of Dhar district of Madhya Pradesh, on the border of Gujarat and Rajasthan states. The first mission station was started in 1896 at Thandla by Fr. Charles OFM. Cap the first Bhil missionary in Jhabua District.

On 24th October 2008, Bishop Chacko T. J. SVD was transferred to the Diocese of Indore as its Bishop. On the same day he was appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of the Jhabua Diocese. On the 11 may 2009, Holy Father Pope Benedict XVIth appointed Very Rev. Fr. Devprasad Ganawa SVD as the 2nd Bishop of Catholic Diocese of Jhabua. On 16th June 2009, he was ordained as Bishop of Jhabua Diocese.

Patron of the Diocese: Our Lady of Annunciation.
Feast Day: March 25th
Apostolic Administrator

 
Bishop Devprasad Ganawa SVD
Born on 8 December, 1951
Priestly Ordination 27 October, 1982
Episcopal Ordination 16 June, 2009

Bishop's House
Meghnagar 457 779
M.P., India
Phone: +91-7390-284830
Fax: +91-7390-284831
Mobile: 094068 26161
Email : devprasadsvd@gmail.com

Chancellor

 

Fr. Peter Kharadi

Cathedral Church of Annunciation
P.O. Box 3, Jhabua
Dist. Jhabua (M.P.)-457661
Phone: 07392-244279
Mobile: 9425101532
Email: pkharadi10@gmail.com

Secretary

Fr. P.A. Thomas

Bishop's House
Meghnagar 457 779
M.P., India
Phone: 07390-284829
Fax Number: 07390-284831
Mobile:094251 02025
Email:patoms23@gmail.com
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