Catholic Church at Bhopal


The Catholic Church in India will bring out guidelines to tackle sexual abuse of children by priests within the Church.The Catholic Church allows marriage between Catholics and non-Catholics.

Location info:

Address:Hoshangabad, Madhya Pradesh.
District: Hoshangabad
Nearest City: Hanuman Nagar.


Winter is the best climate to visit.


The history of the Catholic Church in Bhopal goes back to 1785, when Salvador Bourbon, a descendant of the French Royal Catholic Family of Bourbons, came to Bhopal to work for the reigning Begum Mamola at Bhopal. In 1829 Bhopal was officially a part of Agra Vicariate. It was Bp Hartmann ofm. Cap, who is in a very real sense the founder of the Church of Bhopal. In 1873 he acquired a plot of land from the Muslim ruler of Bhopal and built the first little church, which, in 1964 became the Cathedral of the newly erected Archdiocese of Bhopal.Bp Eugene D'Souza was transferred from Nagpur to Bhopal to be its First Archbishop. After steering the life of the Church in Madhya Pradesh for 30 years through the Archdiocese of Bhopal, Archbishop Eugene laid down his office and handed over to Bp Pascal Topno, sj, of Ambikapur, who was promoted as Archbishop of Bhopal on May 20, 1994.The priest's nomination is in recognition to his efforts for building peace in the state. The International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) is the flagship professional exchange program of the Department Of State. The IVLP brings selected participants to the United States from countries all over the world each year to meet and confer with their professional counterparts and to experience the culture and diversity of the U.S. first hand.The Church leaders have lauded the priest for his nomination to the IVLP. The Madya Pradesh Isai Mahasangh bid a warm farewell at the Bhopal Airport . This is not the first time that the priest gets such recognition for his peace efforts. The priest was bestowed with the Buddhist community's highest award for World Peace and Harmony.

Interesting things to do:

Prayers,Reading Catholic books.

Interesting things to Visit/Nearest places:

Devi Shrinagar Palace,T.T Nagar,Saputara National Park

How to reach?

Nearest Railway Station:Habib Ganj Railway Station
Nearest Airport:Airport Authority Of India,Arera Hills
Road Transport:Central Bus Stand

Nearest Visiting places:

Devi Shrinagar Palace,T.T Nagar,Saputara National Park

Nearest Petrol Pump:

Habib Ganj:+(91)-(755)-2711309


Tourist Hotel, Paras Tourist Home.

Things to carry:

Carry Your own Garbage Bags and do not Dispose off Plastic Bags Here and There.Maintain Cleanliness.

Help Line/Phone Number:

Police Station:+(91)-(755)-100, 2443820, 2782398
Nearest Hospital:+(91)-(755)-2418555
Society/Community Phone Number:(0755)254.98.29