Appointment of New Diocesan Administrator for Diocese of Port Blair

Ref:CBCI-Gen/Cir-03/2019                                                     11th January, 2019


Sub: New Diocesan Administrator for Diocese of Port Blair.

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

Greetings from the CBCI Secreteriat 

The Diocese of Port Blair became vacant at the publication of the acceptance of the resignation of Bishop,Most Rev. Alex Dias, SFX by  His Holiness Pope Francis, on 6th January, 2019, the Solemnity of the Epiphany of the Lord, at 12.00 hours in Rome (in India at 16.30 hours).

The College of Consultors in their meeting, held on 9th January, 2019, elected Fr.  Visuvasam Selvaraj as the Diocesan Administrator, of the Diocese of Port Blair (Andaman and Nicobar Islands)

His contact details are: 

Mobile: +91 9476046491/ +91 9679527959

Email: Personal:

Diocesan Email:

We pray to Our Lord to bestow on Fr. Selvaraj His grace and strength to shoulder ably the new responsibilities. We entrust him to the protective care of Our Lady, Star of Evangelization.

Yours sincerely in Our Lord 

Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas SFX 

Secretary General Catholic Bishops Conference of India