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Bishops of Goan Origin

Bishops In Office

1. Most Rev. Valerian de Souza, Bishop of Poona (from Sangolda)
  Born: October 3, 1933
  Priest: June 29,1961
  Bishop: September 25,1977
     
2. Most Rev. Blasco Francisco Collaço, Apostolic Nuncio in South Africa (from Raia)
  Born: May 16,1931
  Priest: May 2, 1954
  Bishop: November 5,1977
     
3. Most Rev. Anthony Lobo, Bishop of Islamabad-Rawalpindi, Pakistan (from Aldona)
  Born: July 4, 1937
  Priest: January 8, 1961
  Bishop: October 1, 1982
     
4. H. Em. Ivan Cardinal Dias, Archbishop of Bombay (from Velsão)
  Born: April 14,1936
  Priest: December 8,1958
  Bishop: June 19,1982
  Cardinal: February 21, 2001
     
5. Most Rev. Aleixo das Neves Dias, s.f.x., Bishop of Port Blair, (from Calangute)
  Born: August 5, 1944
  Priest: December 21, 1969
  Bishop: January 20, 1985
     
6. Most Rev. Joseph Coutts, Bishop of Faisalabad, Pakistan ( from Ucassaim)
  Born: July 21, 1945
  Priest: January 9, 1971
  Bishop: September 16, 1988.
     
7. Most Rev. Stanislaus Fernandes, s.j. Bishop of Gandhinagar (from S. Matias)
  Born: October 8, 1939
  Priest: March 19, 1968
  Bishop: August 24, 1990.
     
8. Most Rev. Sylvester Monteiro, Bishop of Aurangabad (from Loutulim)
  Born: November 26, 1933
  Priest: December 21, 1960
  Bishop: March 10, 1994
     
9. Most Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrão, Archbishop of Goa and Daman (from Aldona)
  Born: January 20,1953
  Priest: October 28, 1979
  Bishop: April 10, 1994
     
10. Most Rev. Lumen Monteiro, c.s.c., Bishop of Agartala (from Calangute)
  Born: February 1,1950
  Priest: October 28,1980
  Bishop: May 26,1996
     
11. Most Rev. Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Agra (from Orlim)
  Born: December 27, 1944
  Priest: December 20, 1970
  Bishop: September 16,1997
     
12. Most Rev. Evarist Pinto, Archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan (from Olaulim)
  Born: December 31,1933
  Priest: January 6,1968
  Bishop: April 25,2000
     
13. Most Rev. Max John Rodrigues, Bishop of Hyderabad, Sind-Pakistan (from Mapusa)
  Born: May 29, 1938
  Priest: January 6, 1966
  Bishop: March 25, 2000
     
14. Most Rev. Anil Joseph Thomas Couto, Auxiliary Bishop of Delhi (from Pomburpa)
  Born: September 22, 1954
  Priest: February 8, 1981
  Bishop: March 11,2001
     
15. Most Rev. Agnelo Rufino Gracias, Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay (from Colva)
  Born: July 30, 1939
  Priest: December 21, 1962
  Bishop: April 21, 2001
     
16. Most Rev. Lawrence John Saldanha, Archbishop of Lahore, Pakistan (from Saligao)
  Born: June 12, 1936
  Priest: January 16, 1960
  Bishop: September 11, 2001

 

 

Retired Bishops

   
1. Most Rev. Joseph Albert Rosario, m.s.f.s., Bishop of Amravati (from Verem)
  Born: May 30, 1915
  Priest: September 29, 1944
  Bishop: November 13, 1955
  Resigned: 1994
     
2. Most Rev. Leobard D’Souza, Archbishop of Nagpur (from Tivim)
  Born: January 18, 1930,
  Priest: December 23, 1956
  Bishop: December 3, 1964
  Resigned: 1998
     
3. Most Rev. Raul Nicolau Gonsalves, Archbishop of Goa and Daman (from Bambolim)
  Born: June 15, 1927
  Priest: December 21, 1950
  Bishop: March 5, 1967
  Resigned: 2004
     
4. Most Rev. Ignatius P. Lobo, Bishop of Belgaum (from Siolim)
  Born: April 27, 1919
  Priest: December 21,1947
  Bishop: June 2, 1968
  Resigned: 1994
     
5. Most Rev. Bonaventure P. Paul, o.f.m. Bishop of Hyderabad, Pakistan (from Colvale)
  Born: March 26, 1929
  Priest: January 3, 1954
  Bishop: June 14, 1971
  Resigned: 1989
     
6. Most Rev. Gilbert Rego, Bishop of Simla-Chandigarh (from Parra)
  Born: September 3, 1921
  Priest: December 5, 1953
  Bishop: September 11, 1971
  Resigned: 1998
     
7. Most Rev. Cecil D’Sa, Archbishop of Agra (from Mapusa)
  Born: November 22, 1922
  Priest: September 29, 1948
  Bishop: October 16, 1971
  Resigned: 1998
     
8. Most Rev. Simeon Pereira, Archbishop of Karachi, Pakistan (from Sangolda)
  Born: November 19, 1927
  Priest: August 24, 1951
  Bishop: December 17, 1973
  Resigned: 2002
     
9. Most Rev. Henry Sebastian D’Souza, Archbishop of Calcutta (from Saligao)
  Born: January 20, 1926
  Priest: August 12, 1948
  Bishop: May 5, 1974
  Resigned: 2001
     
10. Most Rev. Ferdinand J. Fonseca, Auxiliary Bishop of Mumbai (from Aldona)
  Born: December 2, 1925
  Priest: December 5, 1954
  Bishop: June 29, 1980
  Resigned: 2001
     
11. Most Rev. Francis L. Braganza, s.j., Bishop of Baroda (from Mapusa)
  Born: January 29, 1922
  Priest: November 22, 1951
  Bishop: June 29, 1987
  Resigned: 1998.

 

Golden Verse

1Korintkarank 7:38

Mhonnttôch aplê ankvar hoklê lagim logn zata to borem korta; ani logn zaina to odik borem korta.