Office-Bearers of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India
CBCI  08 February,2018(CBCI)

 

Image result for cardinal oswald graciasWe are pleased to announce that Cardinal Oswald Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay, has been elected the new President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India for a period of two years.



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Most Rev. Joshua Mar Ignathios, Bishop of the Eparchy of Mavelikara, has been elected the new First Vice-President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India for a period of two years.




Most Rev. George Njaralakatt, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tellicherry, is elected the Second Vice-President of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India for a period of two years.Image result for George Njaralakatt




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Most Rev. Theodore Mascarenhas SFX continues his three year term as the Secretary General of CBCI.





As per the tradition of the CBCI, the Office-Bearers are elected on a basis of rotation among the Rites.

The outgoing President, Cardinal Baselios Cleemis; First Vice-President, Archbishop Andrews Thazhath and the Second Vice-President, Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrão, having already completed two terms were no longer eligible for election to the respective posts that they were holding.

We thank the outgoing President and Vice-Presidents for their services to the Catholic Church in India. We pray for the new Office-Bearers that they may lead the Church in India to the Mission of service and witness of India.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

                                                                                                                                  Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, SFX

                                                                                                                                            Secretary General, CBCI