Diocese at a glance

Erected 03.07.1955
Rite Latin Rite
Ecclesiastical Province Madras – Mylapore
Location Tamil Nadu, India
Bishop Most Rev. Dr. A. Amalraj
Postal Address Bishop’s House
P. B. No. 5
Ootacamund – 643 001
The Nilgiris
Tamil Nadu, South India
Telephone Bishop’s House (office) 0423-2442366
Fax 0423-2447996
e- mail bishoooty@hotmail.com
Patron Sacred Heart of Jesus
Co – Patroness Our Lady of Assumption
Area 2822 Sq. Miles /7312 Sq. Km
Total Population 14, 60,000
Catholics 84,900
Christians 51,000
Non Christians 13, 24,100
No. of Parishes 61
No. of Diocesan Priests 122
No. of Religious Priests
(5 congregations-6 houses)
No. of Religious Brothers
(5 congregations-6 houses)
No. of Religious Sisters
(30 congregations-79 convents)
Languages Spoken Tamil, Kannada, Malayalam, English,
Tribal Languages Badaga, Urali