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Diocese of Jalpaiguri

Bishop Clement Tirkey
Bishop  Tirkey
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Bishop Clement Tirkey
Bishop's House,
Mohitnagar, Jalpaiguri,
West Bengal, 735101, India

Phone: (+35) 61-255371; 09434012947
Fax :(+35) 61- 255370
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Clement Tirkey was born on Sept. 12, 1947, in Jokbahla parish in Jashpur diocese in Chhattisgarh state. He was ordained priest on March 21, 1978, and was appointed bishop of Jalpaiguri on Jan. 31, 2006. His episcopal ordination was on April 23, 2006. Before his present post he was vicar general and social service director of the neighboring Bagdogra diocese in West Bengal state.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop James A. Toppo (1971 - 2004 )
  • Bishop Francis Ekka (1968 - 1971-- then transferred to Raigarh - Ambikapur diocese in central India )
  • Bishop Ambrose Galbiati (PIME) (1952 - 1967)
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