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Archdiocese of Visakapatnam

Activities and Organizations

Catholic Social Welfare

  • AIDS hospices:
    2
  • Dispensaries:
    19
  • Family apostolate: Coordinated through the Pastoral Centre
  • Homes for the disabled:
    1
  • Homes for the elderly:
    2
  • Hospitals:
    5
  • Hostels for youth:
    16
  • Leprosaria:
    2
  • Orphanages:
    4
  • Socio-economic centers: Visakhapatnam Diocesan Social Service Society

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Commission for Bible
  • Commission for Catechetics
  • Commission for Communication
  • Commission for Liturgy
  • Commission for Vocation
  • Commission for Youth
  • Ecumenism & Dialogue
  • Family Commission
  • Labor Commission
  • Pious Associations
  • Prison Ministry
  • Scheduled tribe (ST), Scheduled Caste (SC) and Other Backward Caste (BC) Commission

Other Church Organizations and Associations

  • Catholic Association
  • Catholic Nurses Guild
  • Catholic Teachers
  • Kolping Society
  • Legion of Mary
  • Pontifical Mission Aid Societies
  • St. Vincent De Paul Society
  • Young Christian Workers Movement

Social Communications

  • Father Annu Pushpanadham is in charge of the communication center:
    Address: Director Pastoral Centre, Maharanipeta, P.O.
    Address: Visakhapatnam - 530 002, India
    Phone: +891 2706409,
    Fax: +891 270 4404,
    Cell: 9866708019
    Email: [email protected]
  • The diocese publishes a monthly Magazine in Telegu and English

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • Degree Colleges:
    2
  • Degree Colleges- Students:
    425
  • Junior Colleges/Higher Secondary Schools:
    6
  • Junior Colleges/Higher Secondary Schools- Students:
    1850
  • P.G. College:
    1
  • P.G. College- Students:
    40
  • Pre-Primary Schools:
    28
  • Pre-Primary Schools- Students:
    3210
  • Primary School:
    70
  • Primary School- Students:
    24103
  • Secondary School:
    37
  • Secondary School- Students:
    16816
  • Teachers:
    210
  • Teachers:
    2
  • Technical Schools:
    4
  • Technical Schools- Students:
    152
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