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Apostolic Administrator Jaya Rao Polimera
Bishop Polimera
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Apostolic Administrator Jaya Rao Polimera
Archbishop's House,
D. No. 13-1-1/C, Maharanipeta,
Visahapatnam-530002, A.P., India

Phone: (0891)2706.428; 2704.404

Bishop Jaya Rao Polimera was born in Dharmasagar, Andhra Pradesh, in 1965 and was ordained priest in 1992 for the diocese of Warangal. He has served in several pastoral roles, most recently, as director of the diocesan youth center and a member of the college of consultors for the presbyteral council and the diocesan tribunal.

On Feb. 17, 2024, Bishop Jaya Rao Polimera appointed Apostolic Administrator of Visakhapatnam.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu (3 Jul 2012 Appointed - 17 Feb 2024 Retired)
  • Archbishop Kagithapu Mariadas Francis De Sales (2001-2012)
  • Archbishop Francis De Sales Kagithapu Mariadas (1982-2012)
  • Bishop Gopu Ignatius (1966-1981)
  • Bishop Joseph A. Baud (1947-1966)
  • Bishop Peter Rossillion (1926-1947)
  • Bishop Jean Marie Clerc (1891-1926)
  • Bishop Joseph Marie Tissot (1863-1886)
  • Bishop T. Sebastian Neyret (1849-1862)

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