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Bishop Duming Dias
Bishop Dias
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Bishop Duming Dias
Bishop's Office,
Puneeth Sadan, Shirwad,
Karwar-581306, Uttar Kannada,
Karnataka, India

Phone: (08382)282.364

Pope Francis appointed Father Duming Dias as bishop of Karwar on Jan.13, 2024.

Bishop Dias was born on Sept 13, 1969 in Honavar in Karwar diocese. He studied philosophy and theology at St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary in Bangalore. He received Bachelor of Arts from Bangalore University, Bachelor of Education from Kuvempu University, and a master’s degree from Karnataka State Open University.

Bishop Dias was ordained a priest on May 6, 1997. He has held following positions: assistant parish priest of Sacred Heart Cathedral in Shimoga (1997-1998); assistant parish priest of Davanagere (1998-1999); parish priest of St. Francis Xavier in Kable (1999-2001); director of the Biblical, Catechesis and Liturgy Commission (2001-2012); principal of Sacred Heart College in Shimoga (2002-2012); parish priest of Mary Immaculate in New Town Bhadravathi (2002-2007); director of Lourdes Boys School in Davanagere (2012-2014); director of the SCC Commission and coordinator of the Diocesan Commissions (2012-2014); associate director of St. John’s Medical College in Bangalore (2014-2021); coordinator of the Diocesan Commissions and director of the Commission for the Family and since 2021, director of Sannidhi Pastoral Renewal Center.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Derek Fernandes (24 Feb 2007 Appointed - 1 May 2019 Appointed, Bishop of Belgaum)
  • Bishop Dr. William Leonard D' Mello (1976-2007)

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