Welcome to Diocese of Vellore

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.

Bishop's Message
(September 2019)

Newsletter
(September 2019)

Bishop's Programmes
(September 2019)

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

Most Rev. Dr. Soundararaju Periyanayagam, SDB.
Bishop of Vellore

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