Diocese of Hazaribagh

Bishop Jojo

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Bishop Anand Jojo

Bishop's House Diocesan Centre P.B. No.14, Hazaribag P.O. & District. Zulu Park, Jharkahnd - 825 301, India

+91 9431140512, +91 6546 222340

Fax :+91 6546 228620

anandjojo@yahoo.com, hzbhcdhaz@gmail.com

Bishop Anand Jojo was born on May 17, 1959 in Minjiutgarha-Kutungia in Simdega diocese. He was ordained a priest on April 24, 1992 in his parish of origin Kutungia, then for the Archdiocese of Ranchi. After ordination he has held the following positions: 1992-1993: Assistant parish and teacher in Vijaygiri; 1993-1997: In charge of Catechesis, Director of the Archdiocesan Faith Formation Team and Assistant Parish of the Cathedral of Ranchi; 1997-2001: Assistant at the CBCI Offices in Delhi; 2001-2005: Studies in Rome to obtain a Licentiate in Catechesis at the Pontifical Salesian University; 2005-2007: Vicar General of Simdega Diocese; since 2005: Director of Evangelization and Faith Formation and responsible for the guidance of the diocesan seminarians of Simdega.

On Sept. 8, 2012, Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Father Anand Jojo as the Bishop of the Hazaribag diocese in Jharkhand. He succeeds Bishop Charles Soreng S.J., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same diocese the Holy Father accepted, upon having reached the age limit. Bishop Anand Jojo is the second bishop of the diocese, which was erected in 1995 by bifurcating Daltonganj diocese.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Charles Soreng, S.J. (1995-2012)