First Carmelite Monastery in the Diocese ‘Carmel Sannidhi’ – was blessed at Carmelgiri, the Kadeganchi by Most Rev Dr. Rober Miranda, Bishop of Gulbarga in the presence of Fr George Santumayor, Provincial Superior, Previous Provincials Very Rev Fr Dominic, Very Rev Fr Archibald on 27 September 2022. A good number of OCD priests, Diocesan Priests, sisters and […]
MOST REV. ROBERT MICHAEL MIRANDA
BISHOP OF GULBARGA
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.