Gorakhpur Eparchy

Mar Thomas Thuruthimattam CST
Bishop of Gorakhpur

Bishop Emeritus /Former Bishop or Aux.Bp

Mar Dominic Kokkat CST
Bishop Emeritus of Gorakhpur


The Catholic Eparchy of Gorakhpur was erected on the 19th of June 1984 by His Holiness Pope John Paul II through the Bull ?Ex quo Divinum Concilium?. Rev. Fr. Dominic Kokkat CST was appointed its first Bishop. It comprises of seven north eastern districts of the state of Uttar Pradesh viz. Gorakhpur, Deoria, Sant Kabirnagar, Basti, Kushinagar, Maharajganj and Siddharthnagar covering an area of 19070 sq. kms. It has a population of about 17.2 million, of which the Catholics number only 3232. The languages spoken in this part of the Gangetic plain are Hindi and Bhojpuri. It is situated 750 kms. South-east of Delhi, 225 kms. north of Varanasi and 275 kms. West of Lucknow, the capital city of the state of Uttar Pradesh.

Dioceses At a Glance

Patron St. Joseph & St. therese of Child Jesus
Date of Erection 19 June 1984
Eparchial Bishop Mar Thomas Thuruthimattam CST
Date of Birth 22 April 1947
Date of ordination 21 December 1973
Date of Episcopal Ordination 01 october 2006
Email of the Bishop bpthomascst@gmail.com
Address of the Eparchy

Bishop's house

Civil lines, University (P.O)

Gorakhpur 273 009, U P


0551 2332723, 6453219

Fax 0551 23423547
E-mail of the Diocese dioceseofgorakhpur@gmail.com
Website www.dioceseofgorakhpur.org
Protosyncellus Fr.James Parekudyil
Procurator Fr.Jerom Puthukulangara
Chancellor Fr.Jerom Puthukulangara
Statistics ?
Area 19070 km


Catholics 3232
Languages Bhojpuri, Hindi
Parishes 09
Mission centers 20
Mission sub- Stations 02
Diocesan Priest 45
Religious Priests working in the Eparchy 24
Religious Brothers working in the Eparchy 06
Major seminarians 16
Minor Seminarians 21
Women Relegious working in the Eparchy 183
Women Relegious Houses 40
Men Relegious Houses (Priest + Brother) 09
Minor seminaries 02
High Schools 17
Inter colleges 08
Primary schools 09
Dispensaries 04
Special school for training centers differently abled 05
Nursing college 01
Hospitals 05
Retreate center 01
Hostels 07
Publications 03


Bishop's House,
Civil Lines, University P.O, Gorakhpur,
Phone : 0551-2342357, 2332723
Fax      : 0551-2342357
Web    : www.dioceseofgorakhpur.org
Email      :  Email Address

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