Diocese of Aurangabad

Bishop Colaço

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Bishop Edwin Colaço

Bishop's House, Aurangabad Cantt. 431 002, Maharastra, India

+91- 240- 237 0576/237 0245, + 91- 240- 237 0545, 91- 9421681818 / 91 -9766220204

Fax :-

bishopcolaco@gmail.com (personal)

Bishop Edwin Colaço was born on Oct. 2, 1937, in Uttan, Bombay Archdiocese. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 2, 1964. He was appointed Bishop of Amravati on April 1, 1995, and was ordained a bishop on July 30 that year. On Oct. 20, 2006, he was transferred to the Diocese of Aurangabad as its fourth bishop. He currently serves as Secretary of the Western Regions Bishops' Council and chairmanr the Women’s Commission of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), which comprises the Latin-rite bishops of India.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Sylvester Monteiro (1999-2005)
  • Bishop Ignatius D'Cunha (1989-1998)

Interreligious marriage, India's main concern at Synod

Interreligious marriage, India's main concern at Synod Although other countries might not share the pastoral difficulties caused by interreligious marriages, Indian priests observed that “this is a big issue in Asia because we are a minority.”