archdiocese of Calcutta, India

Extends along the Bay of Bengal from the Kabadak to the Mahanadi rivers; established, 1886; suffragan sees, Dacca, Chittagong, Dinajpur, Krishnagar, Patna, and the Prefecture Apostolic of Assam; entrusted to the Society of Jesus and diocesan clergy. The Jesuits visited the region in the 16th century, towards the close of which the territory was placed under the care of the Augustinians.
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