Diocese of Rourkela

Bishop Kumar Kujur

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Bishop Kishore Kumar Kujur

Bishop's House, Hamirpur, P.O., Raurkela-769003, Sundargarh Dt., Orissa, India


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The Holy Father appointed Fr. Kishore Kumar Kujur of the clergy of Sambalpur as bishop of Rourkela (area 9,675, population 1,829,000, Catholics 238,085, priests 164, religious 555), India(26 Jul 2013). The bishop-elect was born in Gaibira, India in 1964and was ordained a priest in 1993. He holds a doctorate in sacred scriptures from the Pontifical University of St. Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum) in Rome. He has served in a number of pastoral, teaching and administrative roles, including parish assistant in Balangir, professor of sacred scriptures at the regional seminary of Orissa, head of seminarians for the diocese of Sambalpur, member of the College of Consultors, and member of the Presbyteral Council.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop John Barwa, S.V.D (2009 Succeeded - Appointed, Archbishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar)
  • Bishop Alphonse Bilung, S.V.D (1979 Appointed - 2009)

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