Roman Catholic Diocese of Bettiah

Infobox Diocese| jurisdiction=Diocese
name= Bettiah
latin= Dioecesis Bettiahensis
country= India| metropolitan=Patna
rite=Latin Rite
cathedral = Cathedral of the Nativity of the Blessed Virgin Mary
cocathedral =
area= 16,089
population= 14,548,515
population_as_of= 2004
catholics= 5,729
catholics_percent= 0.0
bishop= Victor Henry Thakur
coadjutor =
auxiliary_bishops =

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bettiah (Latin: " Bettiahen(sis)") is a diocese located in the city of Bettiah in the Ecclesiastical province of Patna in India.

History

* 1892: Established as the Apostolic Prefecture of Bettiah from the Diocese of Allahabad
* 1917: Suppressed to the Apostolic Vicariate of Patna
* June 27, 1998: Restored as Diocese of Bettiah from the Diocese of Muzaffarpur

Leadership

* Bishops of Bettiah (Roman rite)
** Bishop Victor Henry Thakur (June 27, 1998 – present)
* Prefects Apostolic of Bettiah (Roman Rite)
** Fr. Eugenio Remigio Schwarz, O.F.M. Cap. (1892 – 1918)

References

* [http://www.gcatholic.com/dioceses/diocese/bett0.htm Giga-Catholic Information]
* [http://www.catholic-hierarchy.org/diocese/dbett.html Catholic Hierarchy]


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