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The Archdiocese of Goa and Daman

The Archdiocese of Goa and Daman was erected on 4th February, 1557, and presently comprises Goa, Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli.

 

Patron of the Archdiocese: Blessed Joseph Vaz.

 

Archbishop-Patriarch: Most Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrão

 

Archbishop-Patriarch Emeritus: Most Rev. Raul Nicolau Gonsalves

 

Address:

Archbishop's House,

P.O. Box 216,

Altinho, PANAJI,

Goa   -  403

E-mail:archbpgoa@gmail.com

 

Population:
Total Catholic Population: 5,25,000 approx.
Total Population of the Archdiocese: 16,00,000

 

Languages: Konkani, English, Marathi, Portuguese, Gujarati, Hindi.

 

Telephone (STD) Codes:
Goa                                      0832
Daman, Dadra, Nagar Haveli   0260
Diu                                       02875

The basic statistics of the Archdiocese:

Parishes : 167

Diocesan Priests : 364

Religious Priests : 290

ZONES

The Archdiocese is divided into larger areas for the convenience of jurisdiction and coordination. These areas are called Zones. There are three zones: North, Central and South and each of them is overseen by an Episcopal Vicar.

DEANERIES

The Archdiocese is divided into eighteen Deaneries ( Vicariates Forane) and one unit, similar to Deanery, known as the "Mission" of Daman. Each Deanery is overseen by a Dean or Vicar Forane and the Mission of Daman by the Mission Superior.

PARISHES

The Parish is the basic unit of the Local Church. The Parish comprises of Small Christian Communities ( Samudais)and families that are given the Pastoral care by the Parish priest. Parishes include Chapels, and certain established Chapels have resident Chaplains.

 

 

 

 

Golden Verse

1Korintkarank 7:38

Mhonnttôch aplê ankvar hoklê lagim logn zata to borem korta; ani logn zaina to odik borem korta.