Archdiocese of Bombay

Bishop Fernandes

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Auxiliary Bishop Savio Dominic Fernandes

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Bishop elect Fernandes, 59, holds a degree in canon law and has served in several churches in Mumbai, before he was appointed briefly as secretary to Cardinal Ivan Dias. He was then made the chancellor on the completion of his specialization. He is also the Chair Person of the Priests’ Council of the archdiocese, secretary to the College of Consulters, and the Episcopal Vicar for the Lay Apostolate.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Simon Cardinal Pimenta (1978 - 1997)
  • Valerian Cardinal Gracias (1950 - 1978)
  • Archbishop Thomas d'Esterre Roberts SJ (1937 - 1950)
  • Archbishop Joaquim Lima SJ (1928 - 1936)
  • Msgr. Sebastian Xavier (1926 - 1928)
  • Archbishop Herman Jurgens, SJ (1907 - 1916)
  • Dom Sebastiao Jose Pereira (1902 - 1928)
  • Archbishop Theodore Dalhoff, SJ (1891 - 1906)
  • Dom Antonio Pedro da Costa (1887-1901)
  • Archbishop George Porter, SJ (1886 - 1889)
  • Bishop Leo Meurin, SJ (1867 - 1886)
  • Bishop Walter Steins, SJ (1861 - 1867)
  • Bishop Alexius Canoz sj (1858-1861)
  • Bishop Anastasius Hartmann ofm Cap (1850-1858)
  • Bishop William Whelan, OCD (1848 - 1850)
  • Bishop Ferdinand Fortini, OCD (1840 - 1848)
  • Bishop Peter of Alcantara, OCD (1795 - 1840)
  • Bishop Victorinus of St.Mary (1789; 1791 - 1793)
  • Bishop Angelino of St.Joseph (1785 - 1786)
  • Bishop Charles of St.Conrad (1773 - 1785)
  • Bishop Dominic of St .Clare (1755 - 1772)
  • Bishop Sebastian of St. Margaret (1754)
  • Bishop Innocent of the Presentation (1746 - 1753)
  • Bishop Peter of Alcantara (1732 - 1745)
  • Bishop Mauritius of St Teresa (1720 - 1726)

New bishop for Oriental Chanda diocese

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