Diocese of Chingleput
Synod Mazhai Madha Mazhai Madha Palavakkam Palavakkam

Welcome to Chingleput Diocese

Diocese Map

The Diocese of Chingleput is made out of the entire civil district of Kancheepuram in the State of Tamilnadu. The diocese of Chingleput was declared an independent new diocese by His Holiness late John Paul II on the 19th July 2002.  Most. Rev. Dr. A. Neethinathan, was appointed as the first Bishop of Chingleput. Originally Chingleput diocese was making the southern stretch of the Archdiocese of Madras – Mylapore.

The preliminary preparations for the carving out of the new diocesan territory was initiated since 1987

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Bishop's Profile

Most. Rev. Dr. A. Neethinathan. Bishop of Chingleput
Motto "Fullness of Life through justice"
Born 03rd July 1955.
Ordained Priest 09th May 1987
Nominated Bishop of Chingleput 19thJuly 2002
Consecration 29th September 2002
  • 2000-2002 Vice Rector, Sacred Heart Seminary, Poonamalle
  • 2003-2009 Chairman of Women Commission.
  • 2010 Chairman of Commission for SC/ST-TNBC.
  • 2011 Chairperson of Commission for SC/ST-CBCI.
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