Vellore Diocese - For the fullness of Kingdom of God

The Diocese of Vellore was started by Salesians in the year 1952 carving out a portion from the Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore. Further in 1969, few parishes from the Archdiocese of Pondicherry-Cuddalore were attached to this Diocese. It comprises of two civil districts namely Vellore and Tiruvannamalai. There are 84 parishes having Catholic population of 1, 50,000.
Name : Catholic Diocese of Vellore
Country : India
State : Tamil Nadu
Diocesan Patroness : Mary Help of Christians
Secondary Patron : St Dominic Savio
Secondary Patroness : St Maria Goretti
Area : 12,265 Sq.Kms
Born : 06.06.1949
Religious Profession : 24.05.1970
Priestly Ordination : 25.06.1983
Announcement : 11.07.2006
Episcopal Ordination : 24.08.2006
Most Rev. Dr. Soundararaju Periyanayagam, SDB.
Bishop of Vellore