Welcome to APBC

The Andhra Pradesh Bishops' Council (APBC) takes its origin from the “Regional Episcopal Council of Andhra Pradesh” which was set up on October 16, 1954 at the Archbishop's House, Secunderabad, by Archbishop Mark Gopu, the first Metropolitan Archbishop of Hyderabad, with the objective of strengthening and developing the local Church in Andhra Pradesh. It was later also known as the “Andhra Pradesh Regional Bishops' Council”.

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Ministry of the Catholic Church in A.P.

The purpose of this Report is to provide a bird's eye view of the ministry of the Catholic Church in the State of Andhra Pradesh. Staring with a short description of its historical moorings, the Paper goes on to present a picture of the Andhra Pradesh Bishops' Council, its Regional Bodies / Commissions. The main forms of social services and developmental works under taken by the A.P. Church are listed in the third part of the Paper while the last part concludes with the mention of the challenges and opportunities faced by her in the present context.: 

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