Appointments
Pope appoints new Archbishop in Nagpur, India
Pope appoints new Archbishop in Nagpur, India
 
Pope Francis on Dec. 3 transferred Bishop Elias Gonsalves of Amravati to Nagpur Archdiocese.
Pope Francis on Monday appointed a bishop in the Indian Archdiocese of Nagpur.   The Pope transferred Bishop Elias Joseph Gonsalves of Amravati to Nagpur Archdiocese, both in Maharashtra state.
 
The See of Nagpur has been vacant following the death of Archbishop Abrahan Viruthakulangara on April 19, 2018. 
 
Born in Chulna village, Maharashtra, on July 4, 1961, Bishop Gonsalves studied at St. Xavier's High School, Manickpur.   After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in History and Economics from the University of  Bombay  in 1982, he joined St. Pius X College, Goregaon, Mumbai and was ordained priest on April 1, 1990 in Vasai, for the Archdiocese of Bombay.
 
Bishop Gonsalves specialized in Community Based Development and Leadership from St. Francis Xavier University, Coady Institute, Canada, and did studies in Counselling.  As a  priest he was engaged in various capacities in parishes, youth ministry, social work and education. 
 
Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of Amravati on 11th July 2012 and he was consecrated bishop on 29th September, that year. 
Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Dibrugarh (India)
Pope appoints two new bishops in India
Pope Francis appointed Fr. Peter Paul Saldanha as the new Bishop of Mangalore (03-07-2018)
Pope Francis on June 29 appointed a Coadjutor Archbishop in Patna and an Apostolic Administrator in Palayamkottai (30-06-2018)
Pope Francis on June 8 appointed a new bishop in Raiganj and an auxiliary bishop in Miao (08-06-2018)
Pope appoints new bishop in Quilon, India (18-05-2018)
Pope Has Appointed Bishop Peter Machado Of Belgaum As Archbishop Of Bangalore (19-03-2018)
Fr. Athanasius Rethna Swamy Swamiadian new Bishop of Ahmedabad, India (29-01-2018)
Pope appoints new Bishop of Idukki, Kerala, India (12-01-2018)
Pope acknowledges appointment of Bishop of Idukki, Kerala, India (12-01-2018)
Pope appoints a coadjutor bishop to Alleppey Diocese in India (07-12-2017)
Provisions for the Syro-Malabar Church, 10th October 2017 (10-10-2017)
Fr. Tony Neelankavil Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur Archdiocese (01-09-2017)
Fr. Sebastian Vaniyapurackal Curia Bishop of Syro-Malabar (01-09-2017)
Fr Joseph Pamplany Auxiliary Bishop of Tellicherry Archdiocese (01-09-2017)
Rev. George Kalayil as Bishop of Puttur & Erection of Parassala diocese and appoint of Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebios Naickamparambil as its first bishop
Fr. Peter Sebastian Goveas is Appointed as the New Bishop of Bettiah (22-7-2017)
Fr. Nazarene Soosai is Appointed as the New Bishop of Kottar (20-5-2017)
Fr. Kannikadass William Antony is Appointed as the New Bishop of Mysore (25-1-2017)
His Excellency Most Reverend Giambattista Diquattro (21-1-2017)
Fr. Thomas Tharayil as the Aux. Bishop of Changanacherry (14-1-2017)
Appointment of Fr. Allwyn D' Silva & Fr. Barthol Barretto as Auxiliary bishops of Archdiocese of Bombay (20-12-2016)