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Diocese of Varanasi

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Ashram/prayer centres:
    4
  • Boarding Houses for Boys:
    12
  • Boarding Houses for Girls:
    11
  • Centers for job training:
    1
  • Grihni Schools:
    2
  • Health Centres:
    26
  • Hospitals:
    6
  • Ministry for the Street Children and Slum Dwellers:
    1
  • Orphanages and child welfare centers:
    1
  • Rehabilitation Centres:
    3

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible Apostolate:
    Director: Father Dilraj Dungdung
  • Catechists:
    Director: Father Santosh
  • Ecumenism:
    Director: Father Ivan Joseph
  • Educational Work:
    Secretary: Father Augustine D'Souza
    Address: Education Society, Diocese of Varansi, S 2/215, Bhojubir, Varanasi, 221 002, India
    Phone: (91) 542-2284199
  • Family Apostolate:
    Director: Father John Abraham
  • Health Ministry:
    Coordinator: Sister M. Uttama SRA
  • Holy Childhood:
    Directress: Sister M. Selma SRA
  • Inter-religious Dialogue:
    Director of the Centre for Inter-religious Dialogue, Maitri Bhavan: Father M. Santiago
    Address: Maitri Bhavan, B 25/1B, Bhelupur P.O., Varanasi- 221010, India
    Phone: (91) 542-2275479, (91) 542- 2275479, Mobile: 09839222131
  • Justice, Development and Peace:
    Director: Father Mathew Kayani,
    Address: Diocese of Varanasi Social Welfare Society, S 2/215, Bhojubir, Varanasi, 221 002, India
    Mobil: 09415222790, E-mail: mkayany[email protected]
  • Laity:
    Director: Father Ivan Joseph
  • Pontifical Mission Works:
    Director: Father John Masih
  • Social Communications:
    Director: Father Antony Muthu
  • Vocation and Priestly Formation:
    Director: Father Henry Andrade
  • Youth and School Catechesis:
    Director: Father Joseph D' Souza

Social Communications

  • 'Nav Sadhana Publication':
    Address: Shivpur P.O., Tarna, Varanasi - 221 003, India
    Phone: (91) 542-2282236, (91) 542-2284160
    Email: www.navsadhana.com
  • 'Satya Sakshi' (Magazine of news & views):
    Address: c/o Bishop's House, 45, Varanasi Cantt., Uttar Pradesh- 221 002, India
  • 'Vachan Sudha' (religious magazine):
    Address: Matridham Ashram, Christnagar - P.O., Varanasi - 221 003, India
    Phone: (91) 542- 2290861
    Email: [email protected]
  • 'Vishwa Jyoti Communication Centre' (run by the IMS):
    Address: S.20/51-7, Nepali Kotti, Varunapul, Varanasi- 221 002, India
    Phone: (91) 542- 2505545
    Email: [email protected]

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Degree College (for Dance and Music):
    1
  • Degree College (for Dance and Music) - Students:
    70
  • High Schools :
    7
  • High Schools - Students:
    5,785
  • Intermediate Colleges:
    14
  • Intermediate Colleges - Students:
    3,598
  • Training Institutes- Fatima Laboratory and Nursing Schools:
    2
  • Training Institutes- Fatima Laboratory and Nursing Schools - Students:
    79
  • Junior High Schools:
    9
  • Junior High Schools- Students:
    11,126
  • Pre-Primary and Primary Schools:
    10
  • Pre-Primary and Primary Schools - Students:
    25,333
  • Students studying in other degree colleges - Students:
    24
  • Total -Schools:
    48
  • Total -Schools (Students):
    46,015
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