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Mission & Vision

Vision : The Coming of God's Kingdom in our land-Tripura.

Mission : Prompted by the Spirit of God and following the command of Jesus Christ the Diocese dedicates itself to deepen God-awareness among all the people. It works for the promotion of peace and communal harmony among all. Towards this end it will strive to preserve the heritage and culture of the various ethnic groups.

The Diocese works at forming faith communities and foster lay leadership. It will strive to build a just society through activities, which are aimed at educating and empowering particularly the marginalized, the exploited, women children and the youth.

The Diocese fosters ecumenism and inter-religious dialogue. It will involve itself with the life-struggles of the people and empower them through formal and non-formal education, health care, environmental awareness, and other integrated human developmental activities.


Agartala Bishop

MOST REV. LUMEN MONTEIRO, CSC, D.D.
Bishop of Agartala


Date of Birth February 01, 1952
Religious Profession May 30, 1974
Priestly Ordination October 28, 1980
Bishop Designate January 11, 1996
Episcopal Ordination May 26, 1996
MOTTO: LEAD US ONWARD
PATRON: ST. FRANCIS XAVIER

Telephone (Bishop) 0381/ 2342 403
Email: lumenmonteiro@gmail.com

About Us

The beginning of the Catholic faith in Tripura dates back many centuries. Fr. Ignatius Gomes, a Jesuit priest made the first reference to the Christians of Mariamnagar in Agartala when he visited them in 1683. Fr. P. Barbe, the Pastor of Chittagong, visited Tripura in 1843. Holy Cross pioneering missionaries Fr. Louis Augustine Verite and Fr. Beboit Adolphe Mercier visited Agartala in 1856 and .... Read More »

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