Archdiocese of Shillong

Archbishop Jala

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Archbishop Dominic Jala

Archbishop's House Shillong - 793003, Meghalaya India

+91- 364-222 3355 (o), +91-364- 2501756 (p)

Fax : 91-364 -221 1306

archbpdj@gmail.com

Salesian Archbishop Dominic Jala was born on July 12, 1951 in Mawlai in Shillong Diocese. He was ordained a priest on Nov. 19, 1977 in the congregation of Salesians of John Bosco (S.D.B.). He was appointed Archbishop of Shillong on Dec. 22, 1999 and was ordained on April 2, 2000. Before becoming a prelate Archbishop Jala was the provincial of the Salesian congregation in Guwahati. He is presently the Chairman of the Lturgy Commission of North eastern Bishops Conference.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Tarcisius Resto Phanrang, S.D.B. (1995 - 1999)
  • Archbishop Hubert D'Rosario, S.D.B. (1969 - 1994)
  • Archbishop Stephen Ferrando, S.D.B. (1935 - 1969)
  • Archbishop Louis Mathias, S.D.B. (1922 - 1935)
  • Father Cristoforo Becker, S.D.S. (1890 - 1921)

Church set on fire in southern India

Church set on fire in southern India It was the only church in the village and was built with bamboo and straw. The fire completely destroyed the Church – the Bibles, books and the very little furniture it had.