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Welcome to

Diocese of Varanasi

Though a small Diocese, Diocese of Varanasi is in a significant way a picture of Mother India. The very name of this Holy City conjures up the apex of the spirit's endeavour in Hinduism. Sarnath reminds us of Dharma Chakra Pravartana of the Buddha. The two districts, in the west and to the east, Jaunpur and Ghazipur, evoke a pair of twin and refined kingdoms of the Muslim era. The history of the diocese remembers with gratefulness the outcome of the Capuchin missionary endeavour to Tibet in the 1700's, as an epic in the history of the Church.

Bishop's Message

My dear Fathers, Sisters and Brothers, Grace, Mercy and Peace of Christ Jesus our Risen Lord ! Mary at the foot of the Cross: From the cross, before accomplishing the work of His Father, Jesus saw his Mother, and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her. He said to his Mother, “Woman, here is your Son,” then to his beloved disciple, “Here is your Mother” (Jn 19: 26-27). St. John Paul II says, “Mary’s assent of Calvary and standing at the foot of the cross together with the beloved disciple were a special sort of sharing in the redeeming act of her Son.

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Pope's Message

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Once again this year, World Mission Day gathers us around the person of Jesus, “the very first and greatest evangelizer” (Paul VI, Evangelii Nuntiandi, 7), who continually sends us forth to proclaim the Gospel of the love of God the Father in the power of the Holy Spirit. This Day invites us to reflect anew on the mission at the heart of the Christian faith. The Church is missionary by nature; otherwise, she would no longer be the Church of Christ, but one group among many others that soon end up serving their purpose and passing away.

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Weekday Homilies


Event of Mary

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New Transfer list for the year 2017 has been updated.


Diocesan News

Gandhi Jayanti Celebration in Varanasi Jail

On 2nd of October 2016, Diocese of Varanasi organized Gandhi Jayanti celebration in Varanasi Jail. On this special occasion Rev. Bishop Eugene Joseph ...

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Inauguration of Karuna Bhavan

On 28th of August, 2016 Karuna Bhavan was blessed and inaugurated by Most. Rev. Eugene Joseph. The new Centre for Christian Boys is situated at Susuwa...

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Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting

Diocesan Pastoral Council Meeting will be held on October 28, 29, 2017. More details will follow.

Months Mind Mass

The Month’s Mind mass for Fr. Ishwaranand will be celebrated on 21, September 2017 (4.00 pm) at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Varanasi. Please join.

renewal programme at Bilaspur

Fr. Dolphy John Lobo who will return shortly after his renewal programme at Bilaspur will join the staff of Bishop’s House as Secretary.

chancellor appointment

Fr. Telesphore Kerketta is appointed as the Chancellor of the diocese, residing at Birabhanti.

Our Parishes

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