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Diocese of Jhabua

Bishop Basil Bhuriya
Bishop  Basil  Bhuriya
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Bishop Basil Bhuriya
Bishop's House, Meghnagar P.O., Dt. Jhabua-457779, M.P., India
(07390)284.829; 284.830
Fax :284.831
[email protected]

Pope Francis on July 18, 2015, appointed Basil Bhuriya, SVD, as bishop of Jhabua.

At the time of appointment Father Bhuriya was apostolic administrator of the diocese and member of the provincial council of the Society of Divine Word.

The diocese was vacant since Dec. 21, 2012, when Bishop Devprasad Ganawa, SVD, was transferred to Udaipur.

Bishop Bhuriya was born on March 8, 1956, in Panchkui parish in Jhabua. He studied philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Athenaeum of Pune.

He made his solemn profession in the Society of the Divine Word on June 12, 1985. He was ordained priest on May 5, 1986.

He served in the parishes of Muvalia in Baroda diocese, Dhar in Indore and Rajgarh in Jhabua. He was also parish priest of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church of Thandla Jhabua when he became the bishop.

Bishop Bhuriya was found Covid-19 infected on April 3. He died of a heart attack on May 6 after being treated for Covid-19.
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