Diocese of Meerut

Bishop Kalist

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Bishop Francis Kalist

Bishop's House, 283 Roorkee Road, Meerut Cantt, Uttar Pradesh. 250001, India

+91 121-2642790

Fax :+91 121-2630091

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Bishop Francis Kalist of Meerut diocese was born on Nov 23, 1957 in Ritapuram parish of Kottar diocese in southern Tamil Nadu state. He was ordained a priest for Meerut diocese on Dec 30, 1982. He was appointed bishop on Dec 3, 2008, and was ordained Bishop of Meerut on Feb. 8, 2009. Prior to his appointment as the bishop, he served as the rector of the Regional Philosophate, St. Francis Xavier's Major Seminary at Etmadpur, Agra archdiocese.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Oswald Joseph Lewis (co-adjutor bishop from 1998; transferred in 2005 to the newly created Jaipur diocese.)
  • Bishop Patrick Nair (1974 - retired in 2009)
  • Bishop Joseph B. Evangelisti ofm cap (1956-1973)