Most Rev. Sebastian Kallupura appointed as the Coadjutor Bishop of Patna

Ref: CBCI-Gen/Cir-20/2018                                                               29th June, 2018

 

TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE HIERARCHY

 

Sub: Most Rev. Sebastian Kallupura appointed as the Coadjutor Bishop of Patna

 

Your Eminence, Your Beatitude, Your Grace, Your Excellency,

 

In the light of the Communication received from the Apostolic Nunciature, I wish to inform you that His Holiness, Pope Francis has appointed His Lordship Rt. Rev. Sebastian Kallupura, until now Bishop of Buxar, as Coadjutor Bishop of the Archdiocese of Patna.

This ecclesiastical provision was made public in Rome on Friday, 29th June, 2018, at noon local time, corresponding to 15:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.

His Lordship, Rt. Rev. Sebastian Kallupura, was born on 14th July, 1952 at Teekoy, in the Diocese of Palai, Kerala. In 1971 he joined the Minor Seminary in Palai for Patna Diocese, and was ordained Priest on 14th May, 1984. He holds a Bachelor of Education from Bombay University. He served the Archdiocese of Patna as Parish Priest in various parishes, as Assistant Treasurer, Director of the Archdiocesan Social Apostolate and Director of the Bihar Social Forum. He was elected Bishop of Buxar on 7th April, 2009 and consecrated on 21st June, 2009.

We send our prayerful greetings and best wishes to Bishop Sebastian Kallupura, assure him of our prayers and we entrust him to the intercession of Our Lady, Queen of Apostles.

Assuring you of my prayers,

 

                                                                                    Yours Sincerely in Our Lord,

Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, SFX

                                                                                           Secretary General, CBCI




 

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