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Roman Catholic Diocese of Mannar

Diocese of Mannar
Dioecesis Mannarensis
மன்னார் மறைமாவட்ட ஆயர்
Country Sri Lanka
Ecclesiastical province Colombo
Metropolitan Colombo
Area 3,980 km2 (1,540 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
73,977 (33.7%)
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Latin Rite
Established 24 January 1981
Cathedral St Sebastian’s Cathedral in Mannar
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Rayappu Joseph
Metropolitan Archbishop Malcolm Ranjith
Vicar General Victor Sosai Anthony
Website of the Diocese

The Diocese of Mannar (Latin: Dioecesis Mannarensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese for north-western Sri Lanka. The current bishop is Rayappu Joseph.


The Diocese of Mannar was created on 24 January 1981 from parts of the Diocese of Jaffna.[1]


# Bishop Took office Left office
1st Thomas Savundaranayagam 1981 1992
2nd Rayappu Joseph 1992


  1. ^ "Diocese of Mannar". GCatholic. 

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