Diocese of Simla-Chandigarh

Bishop Ivan Mascarenhas

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Bishop Ignatius Loyola Ivan Mascarenhas

Bishop's House, Post Box No 709, Sector - 19 A, Chandigarh - 160 019, India

+91 172 - 2773777; 2775777 (O); +91 9501922007 (P)

Fax :+91 172-2781630

bpignatius@gmail.com

Bishop Ignatius Loyola Ivan Mascarenhas of Simla -Chandigarh diocese was born on June 3, 1949 in Kadri of Mangalore diocese in South India. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 17, 1977 for Delhi archdiocese. He was appointed bishop on Feb. 10, 2009. On April 3, 2009 he was ordained Bishop of Simla - Chandigarh diocese. Prior to his appointment as the bishop, he had been serving as the rector of Regional Propaedutic Seminary (Spiritual formation for seminarians) situated in Simla-Chandigarh diocese itself.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Gerald John Mathias (2000 - transferred to Lucknow)
  • Bishop Gilbert Blaize Rego (1971 - 1999)
  • Bishop Alfred Fernandez (1966 - transferred to Allahabad in 1970)
  • Bishop John Burke (1959 - 1965)

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