BATTICALOA ESTABLISHED AS A NEW DIOCESE
BISHOP JOSEPH PONNIAH FIRST BISHOP OF BATTICALOA
BATTICALOA ESTABLISHED AS A NEW DIOCESE
BISHOP JOSEPH PONNIAH
FIRST BISHOP OF BATTICALOA
[ Fr.Sunil De Silva - .04.07.2012 ]
HIS LORDSHIP BISHOP JOSEPH POONIAH
First Bishop of the Diocese of Batticaloa, Sri Lanka
Holy Father Pope Benedict XV has appointed His Lordship Bishop Joseph Ponniah as the First Bishop of the newly erected diocese of Batticaloa, on 03rd July 2012.

Erected the new diocese of Batticaloa (area 7,269, population 1,199,966, Catholics 55,225, priests 48, religious 84) Sri Lanka, with territory taken from the diocese of Trincomalee-Batticaloa, making it a suffragan of the metropolitan church of Colombo.
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