DIOCESE OF VARANASI

Fullness in Truth

Former Prelates

Msgr. Jerome Malenfant

1947 to 1970

Msgr. Jerome Malenfant, Ofm. Cap. Prefect Apostolic of Banares-Gorakhpur, 1947 to 1970. Died and buried in Varanasi on December 22, 1976.

Rt. Rev. Patrick Paul D'Souza

1970 to 2007

Rt. Rev. Patrick Paul D'Souza, the first Bishop of the Diocese of Varanasi from 1970 to 2007. Retired on April 30, 2007. Died on October 16, 2015 and His mortal body was laid to rest on October 18, 2015 at St. Mary's Cathedral Varanasi.

Rt. Rev. Raphy Manjaly

2007 to 2013

Rt. Rev. Raphy Manjaly, the second Bishop of the Diocese of Varanasi from 2007 to 2013, was transferred to Allahabad on December 3, 2013.

ABOUT THE CHURCH

Though a small Diocese, Diocese of Varanasi is in a significant way a picture of Mother India. The very name of this Holy City conjures up the apex of the spirit’s endeavour in Hinduism.

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Bishop’s House
45, Varanasi Cantt.
Varanasi – 221002
Uttar Pradesh, India

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Email : varanasidiocese@gmail.com
Fax : 05422502767
Phone : 05422502761

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