Catholic Church in Bangladesh

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The Catholic Church in Bangladesh is part of the worldwide Catholic Church, under the spiritual leadership of the pope in Rome. As of 2005, there are approximately 211,159 Catholics in Bangladesh. As of 2015, the country is made up of eight dioceses including one archdiocese.

The Catholic Bishop's Conference of Bangladesh, founded in 1971, is the General Body of the Ordinaries of Bangladesh. The purpose of this Conference is to facilitate common policy and action in matters that affect or are liable to affect the interest of the Catholic Church in Bangladesh and to be of service to the country at large. Pope John Paul II visited Dhaka in November 1986.

Bangladesh is a predominantly Muslim country, and religious violence is rare, but one incident of violence against Christians was a bomb attack on a Catholic church in 2001.[1]

Roman Catholic dioceses in Bangladesh

Metropolitan Province of Dhaka


There are a total of 14 bishops in Bangladesh;[citation needed] 20 more have died.[citation needed] As head of the Archdiocese of Dhaka, Archbishop Patrick D'Rozario, CSC is the highest-ranked bishop in the country.

The Apostolic Nuncio, or papal ambassador, normally a Titular Archbishop, heads the Apostolic Nunciature (the Vatican's embassy), to Bangladesh. Since his appointment by Pope Francis on 6 July 2013, Archbishop George Kocherry has been the Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh.

See also


  1. "Bangladesh church bomb kills nine". BBC News. 3 June 2001. Retrieved 14 April 2011.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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