Archdiocese of Goa & Daman

Archbishop Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão

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Archbishop Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão

Archbishop's House, P.O. Box 216 Altinho, Panjim, Goa

(O) +91- 832- 24 22 652, 22 23 353, (P) +91- 832- 22 25 291

Fax :+91- 832 -22 24 139

archbpgoa@gmail.com

Archbishop Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão was born on Jan. 20, 1953 in Aldona in Goa & Daman Archdiocese. He was ordained a priest on Oct. 28, 1979. On Dec. 20, 1993 he was appointed the auxiliary bishop of Goa & Daman and simultaneously was appointed as the Titular Bishop of Vanariona. On April 10, 1994, he was ordained as the titular Bishop of Vanariona. On Dec. 12, 2003, he was appointed Archbishop of Goa & Daman and Patriarch of East Indies. On March 21, 2004 he was installed as the Archbishop of Goa & Daman. He is the presently the chairman of the Laity commission in the Catholic Bishops Conference of India.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Raul Nicolau Gonsalves (1978 - 2004)
  • Archbishop José Vieira Alvernaz (1953 -1975)
  • Archbishop José Cardinal da Costa Nuñes (1940 -1953)
  • Archbishop Teotonio Emanuele Ribeira Vieira de Castro (1929 -1940)
  • Archbishop Matheus de Oliveira Xavier (1909 -1929 )
  • Archbishop Antonio Sebastião Valente (1881 -1908)
  • Archbishop Aires de Ornelas de Vasconcelos (1874 -1880)
  • Archbishop João Crisóstomo de Amorim Pessoa, O.F.M. (1861 -1874 )
  • Archbishop Manuel Santo Galdino, O.F.M. (1812 -1831)
  • Archbishop Manuel de Santa Catarina, O.C.D. (1783-1812 )
  • Archbishop Francisco da Assumpção e Brito, O.S.A. (1773 -1783 )
  • Archbishop Lourenço de Santa Maria (1742 -1752 )
  • Archbishop Eugénio Trigueiros, O.S.A. (1740 -1741 )
  • Archbishop Inácio de Santa Teresa, O.S.A. (1721 -1740 )
  • Archbishop Aleixo de Meneses (1595 - 1612 )
  • Archbishop Mateus de Medina (1588 - 1592 )
  • Archbishop Gaspar de Leão Pereira (1560 - 1567)