Diocese of Mangalore

Bishop Saldanha

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Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha

Bishop's House, Kodialbail P.O., Mangalore-575003, Dakshina Kannada, Karnataka, India


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Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha was born on April 27, 1964, in Kinnigoli, belonging to Kirem Parish (Diocese of Mangalore).

He studied philosophy and theology at St. Joseph's Interdiocesan Seminary at Jeppu, Mangalore. He obtained a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Urban University (Rome). He also has a diploma in depth psychology and training from the Institute of Formators in Bangalore. On May 6, 1991, he was ordained a priest for the Diocese of Mangalore. He served as assistant priest at Moodubelle parish of present Udupi diocese and in Milagres parish in Mangaluru diocese.

In March 2015, he was appointed Consultor to the General Secretariat of the Synod of Bishops. Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha has authored a book titled ‘The Church: Mystery of Love and Communion’ which reveals his knowledge and commitment to the church. He is known to be very people-friendly.

On July 3, 2018 Pope Francis has appointed Fr Peter Paul Saldanha as Bishop of Mangaluru Diocese.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Aloysius Paul D'Souza (8 Nov 1996 Appointed - 3 Jul 2018 Retired)
  • Bishop Basil Salvadore D'Souza (1965-1996)
  • Bishop Raymond D'Mello (1959-1964)
  • Bishop Basil Salvador Theodore Peres (1956 - 1958)
  • Bishop Vittore Rosario Fernandes (1931-1956)
  • Bishop Valeriano Giuseppe de Souza (1928-1930)
  • Bishop Paolo Charles Perini, S.J. (Apostolic Administrator 1923-1928)
  • Bishop Paolo Charles Perini, S.J. (1910-1923)
  • Bishop Abbondio Cavadini, S.J. (1895-1910)
  • Bishop Ephrem-Edouard-Lucien-Th?oponte Garrelon, O. Carm. (1870-1873)