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Diocese of Meerut

Bishop Francis Kalist
Bishop Kalist
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Bishop Francis Kalist
Bishop's House,
283 Roorkee Road,
Meerut Cantt, Uttar Pradesh
250001, India

Phone: +91 121-2642790
Fax :+91 121-2630091
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Francis Kalist was born on Nov 23, 1957, in Ritapuram parish of Kottar diocese in southern Tamil Nadu state. He was ordained priest for Meerut diocese on Dec 30, 1982. He was appointed bishop on Dec 3, 2008, and was ordained on Feb. 8, 2009. Prior to his appointment as bishop, he served as the rector of the Regional Philosophate, St. Francis Xavier's Major Seminary at Etmadpur, Agra archdiocese.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Oswald Joseph Lewis (co-adjutor bishop from 1998; transferred in 2005 to the newly created Jaipur diocese.)
  • Bishop Patrick Nair (1974 - retired in 2009)
  • Bishop Joseph B. Evangelisti ofm cap (1956-1973)
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