We are pleased to announce that

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1. Fr. Jervis D’Souza, a Priest of the Archdiocese of Bombay has been appointed the New Deputy Secretary general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (CBCI).

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2. Fr. Paul Moonjely of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam has been appointed the New Executive Director of Caritas India.

3. Fr. Jolly Puthenpura of the Diocese of Amravati has been appointed the Assistant Executive Director of Caritas India.


The appointments were made by the Standing Committee of the CBCI during its Standing Committee meetings on 1st and 5th February 2018 in Bengaluru and announced to the Catholic Bishops gathered in the 33rd General Body Meeting at St. John’s National Academy of Health Sciences, Bengaluru.

Fr. D’Souza is presently the Judicial Vicar of the Archdiocese of Mumbai while Fr. Moonjely currently holds the post of Assistant Director of Caritas. Fr. Puthenpura is at the moment the Administrator at Caritas. Fr. D’Souza succeeds Msgr. Joseph Chinnayan, the present Deputy Secretary General.  Fr. Moonjely takes over from Fr. Frederick D’Souza the present Caritas Executive Director.  

We thank the outgoing Officials and wish their successors all God’s blessings for their Service to the Lord, the Nation and the Church.


Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas SFX

Secretary General

Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India