Adilabad Eparchy

Bishop Emeritus /Former Bishop or Aux.Bp

Mar Joseph Kunnath CMI
Bishop of Adilabad


Adilabad Eparchy comprises of the civil district of Adilabad, the northern most district in Andhra Pradesh. This area was under the jurisdiction of the Eparchy of Chanda until July 1999 when it was constituted as a new Eparchy by Pope John Paul II through Papal Bull ?ad aptius consulendum? dated 23rd July 1999. The first bishop, Joseph Kunnath CMI was appointed by His Holiness through ?Quoniam oportet? of the same date, and was consecrated on 6th October 1999 on which date the new Eparchy came in to existence.

The district is located between 77 and 80 degrees of the Eastern longitudes and 18 and 19 degrees of the Northern latitudes. Its Southern boundary is the River Godavari, and East, West and North is the State of Maharashtra. The contiguous Eparchy are Chanda in the North and the East; Amaravathi in the West and Hyderabad and Warrangal in the South. The total area of is 16210sq.kms.

Fr Prince Anatony Panengaden was appointed the second Bishop of Adilabad on 6 August 2015. He will be consecrated and installed on 29 October 2015.

Dioceses At a Glance

Patron Bl. Kuriakose Elias Chavara
Date of Erection 23 july 1999
Bishop Joseph Kunnath CMI
Date of Birth 02 September 1939
Date of ordination 24 April 1972
Date of Episcopal Ordination 06 October 1999
Email of the Bishop
Address of the Eparchy

Bishop's House, H;.NO. 12-601/1

Mancherial P.O Adilabad(dist)

A.P 504208



Fax 08736255933
E-mail of the Diocese
Protosyncellus Fr.Thomas Madanu
Procurator Fr.Baiju John Nedumparambil
Chancellor Fr.Joseph Velamparambil CMI
Statistics ?
Syro malabar population 16,210 sq kms
Language Telugu
Total Population 27,37,738
Catholic population 15,000
Parishes 02
Missiuon center with Resident Priests 30

Diocesan Priests

Diocesan Priests from Pala Eparchy 08
Religious Priests and other diocesan priests working in the eparchy 33
Religious Priests and other diocesan brothers working in the eparchy 04
Major seminarians 26
Minor Seminarians 18
Women Religious working in the Archeparchy 155
Women Religious Houses 36
Men Relegious Houses (Priest + Brother) 04
Minor seminaries 01
High Schools 20
Primary school 12
Special school for training centers differently abled 02
Hospitals 09
Dispensaries 01
Home for the Aged 01
Printing presses 01
ITC 01
HIV/AIDS Care support Centre 02
Tribal Hostels 02
Hostels 04
orphanages 21


Bishop's House, Mancherial, Adilabad Dt., A.P.
Phone : 08736 -258262(Of), 255933 (P)
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