Fullness in Truth

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 ! The Season of Easter fills us with joy, peace and hope. Apostle Paul in I Cor. 15 says, “Give thanks to God, (he) gives us the victory through Christ Jesus our Lord” (V.56). For the onward journey of the days ahead the way is peaceful, full of joy in the certitude that the Lord is living. We are called to walk ‘on a high plateau’, go far beyond the physical world into a spiritual intimacy with the risen Lord. After his resurrection Jesus appeared to his disciples and friends and revealed that he was no longer subject to the laws of ‘flesh’;

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Pope's Message

Dear Brothers and Sisters, Lent is a new beginning, a path leading to the certain goal of Easter, Christ’s victory over death. This season urgently calls us to conversion. Christians are asked to return to God “with all their hearts” (Joel 2:12), to refuse to settle for mediocrity and to grow in friendship with the Lord. Jesus is the faithful friend who never abandons us. Even when we sin, he patiently awaits our return; by that patient expectation, he shows us his readiness to forgive (cf. Homily, 8 January 2016).

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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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May Devotion to Mother Mary

It is a good tradition that we have May Devotion to Mother Mary in the month of May. Make the ‘Marialaya’ the point of attraction during the month.

Summer Vacation Tasks

During summer vacation, please make sure that your parish / school / station is well attended to and is active with camps etc. It is a good time to clear up the common store and shelves and update the inventory. It would be edifying that all are back to station well in time before school commencing.

Annual Retreats

Annual Retreats – The dates for Clergy Annual Retreat are: First - August 28 to September 02 (Pacchmarhi); Second – September 25 to 30 (Nav Sadhana); Third - Charismatic Retreat - October 22 to 27 in Goa.

Student Motivation

We must motivate students to attend summer school of music and dance, BA in Nav Sadhana Kalakendra, GNM in St. Mary’s Varanasi and Fatima, Mau. Some guidance and preparation for entrance test will certainly help them.

Our Parishes

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