Diocese of Barisal

Bishop Howlader

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Bishop Lawrence Subroto Howlader



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Pope Francis on Dec. 29, 2015 created the new diocese of Barisal and appointed Auxiliary Bishop Lawrence Subroto Howlader of Chittagong as its new bishop.

Bishop Subroto Howlader was born in Nobogram, Barisal. He joined the Holy Cross Congregation in 1987, professing first vows in 1988 and final vows in 1993. He was ordained in 1994.

In 2009 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him auxiliary bishop of Chittagong Diocese.

As a priest he served as the asst. parish priest in three parishes, Rector of the St. Paul’s Minor seminary and Novice master of Holy Cross Novitiate, Sagardi, Barisal.

He completed his Licentiate in Depth Psychology, Spirituality & Counseling from Gregorian University, Rome.

In 2009 Pope Benedict XVI appointed him the Auxiliary Bishop of Chittagong diocese and titular Bishop of Afufenia.