DIOCESE OF GULBARGA
DIOCESE OF GULBARGA
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HIS HOLINESS POPE FRANCIS

BISHOP OF ROME

MOST REV. ROBERT MICHAEL MIRANDA

BISHOP OF GULBARGA

FR. STANY LOBO

VICAR GENERAL

FR. ROSHAN DSOUZA

Editor

MOST REV. ROBERT MICHAEL MIRANDA

BISHOP OF GULBARGA

Bishop’s Message

The Diocese of Gulbarga was erected by Emeritus Pope Benedict XVI on 24th June 2005 as a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Bangalore. It was formally inaugurated on 18th August 2005 on the occasion of the Episcopal Ordination of Mons. Robert Miranda the first bishop of the newly formed diocese. This Diocese consists of four civil districts of North Karnataka, namely Bidar, Gulbarga, Bijapur and Yadgir – all considered to be the most backward area of the state. At present we have 7,729 Catholics as against 7.2 million people in the diocese. 

Parish News

Parish News Social Development

Session on Social interventions and Present day challenges

Convened by Fr Anil Victor Vas, Secretary for Social Concerns all the FBOs except a few came together to share about their social interventions and present-day challenges on Tuesday 15th November. The Bishop in his opening remarks cautioned against working like islands and insisted on the need of remaining connected to share experience and resources. […]

First Carmelite Monastery in the Diocese ‘Carmel Sannidhi’

Sacred Heart Church, Bidar was declared an independent Parish

News & Events

News&Events

Faculty for the Extraordinary Ministers of Holy Communion:

For the first time, the Diocese of Gulbarga introduced extraordinary ministers of Holy Communion to assist the priests in the parishes. The training session was held on 17 November 2022 at ORBIT, Humnabad under the leadership of Fr David D’Souza, Commission secretary for Liturgy. Most Rev Dr. Robert Miranda, Bishop of the diocese, and Rev Fr Stany Lobo, The […]

Bhalki Jathrostava 2022 and Ruby Jubilee Celebration

Bhalki Jathrostav competitions at Bidar