Apostolic Prefectures of Quetta

Bishop Gnanapragasam

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Bishop Victor Gnanapragasam

Bishop's Residence, c/o St. Francis Grammar School, Zarghoon Road, P.O. Box 297, Quetta Cantt. 87300, Pakistan


Fax :(081) 283.42.58


Bishop Victor Gnanapragasam was born in Jaffna, Sri Lanka to Sri Lankan Tamil family. He completed his novitiate with the Missionary Oblates of Mary Immaculate in Kaluthara (1959), then the studies of philosophy and theology at Our Lady of Sri Lanka Seminary in Kandy (1960–1966).
He s the first prefect of the Roman Catholic Apostolic Prefecture of Quetta, Balochistan.

On 29 April 2010 Pope Benedict XVI elevated the apostolic prefecture of Quetta, to the rank of Apostolic vicariate, with the same name and territorial configuration as before. He appointed Fr. Victor as apostolic vicar of the new ecclesiastical circumscription and the titular bishop of Timida.

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