Appointments
Appointment of Bishop of Baroda (India) (31-12-2022)
The Holy Father was appointed the Reverend Fr. Sebastião Mascarenhas, S.F.X., former superior general of the Society of the Missionaries of Saint Francis Xavier (Pilar), Goa, India, as bishop of the diocese of Baroda, India.
 
Curriculum vitae
 
Msgr. Sebastião Mascarenhas, S.F.X., was born on 29 July 1959 in Camurlim, Salcete, in the archdiocese of Goa and Damão. He carried out his studies in philosophy at the Saint Charles Seminary in Nagpur, and in theology at the All India Mission Seminary in Pilar, Goa.
 
He was ordained a priest on 6 May 1984 for the Society of the Missionaries of Saint Francis Xavier (Society of Pilar).
 
After ordination, he held the following offices: deputy parish priest at Our Lady of Velankani, Vapi, and head of the Mother of Hope School, Gujarat (1984-1988); deputy parish priest of Our Lady of Piety, Salvassa and head of the Fr. Agnel High School, Silvassa (1988-1990); and chaplain in Shelti, Nagar Haveli (1990-1992). He went on to obtain a licentiate in missiology at the Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Augustin, in Germany (1992-1994), and to serve as chaplain in Dudhni, Nagar Haveli, and head of Saint Xavier’s School, and visiting professor at the Mission Seminary, Pilar, Goa (1994-1996). He was awarded a doctorate in systematic theology from the Univerity of Freiburg, Germany (1996-2000). He subsequently held the roles of teacher, then rector, of Pilar Theological College, Goa (2000-2009); provincial superior in Mumbai (2009-2012); superior of the Mission of Daman (2013-2017); and superior general of the Society of Missionaries of Saint Francis Xavier (Society of Pilar), Goa, India (2017-2022).
Appointment of Auxiliary Bishop of Shamshabad (Syro-Malabar) (India) (25-08-2022)
Appointment of Auxiliary Bishop of Mananthavady (Syro-Malabar) (India) (25-08-2022)
Appointment of Bishop of Gurgaon (Syro-Malankara) (India) (07-05-2022)
Appointment of Bishop of Major Archiepiscopal Curia & Auxiliary Bishop of the Major Archeparchy of Trivandrum(Syro-Malankara) (India) (07-05-2022)
Appointment of Bishop of Krishnagar (India) (30-04-2022)
Appointment of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore (India) (19-03-2022)
Resignation and appointment of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Latins (India) (02-02-2022)
Resignation and election of Metropolitan Archbishop of Tellicherry, India (15-01-2022)
Resignation and election of Bishop of Palghat, India (15-01-2022)
Resignation and appointment of the Bishop of Ambikapur, India (22-12-2021)
Appointment of the Bishop of Jamshedpur, India (01-11-2021)
Resignation and appointment of the Metropolitan Archbishop of Bhopal, India (04-10-2021)
Appointment of the Auxiliary Bishop of Delhi, India (16-07-2021)
Appointment of the Bishop of Tiruchirapalli, India (29-06-2021)
Appointment of the Bishop of Port Blair, India (29-06-2021)
Appointment of the Bishop of Salem, India (31-05-2021)
Resignation and appointment of Bishop of Dibrugarh, India (15-02-2021)
Appointment of Metropolitan Archbishop of Shillong, India (28-12-2020)
Resignation and appointment of Metropolitan Archbishop of Patna, India (09-12-2020)
Resignation and appointment of Metropolitan Archbishop of Hyderabad, India (19-11-2020)
Resignation and appointment of Metropolitan Archbishop of Agra, India (12-11-2020)
Appointment of the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archieparchy of Kottayam(India) (29-08-2020)
Appointment of the Auxiliary Bishop of Tura (India) (24-02-2020)
Election of the Auxiliary Bishop of the Eparchy of Palghat (India) (15-01-2020)
Renunciation of the Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Kanjirapally (India) and election of the new Eparchial Bishop (15-01-2020)
Elevation of the Apostolic Exarchate of St. Ephrem of Khadki of the Syro-Malankara (India) to the Eparchy and appointment of the first Eparchial Bishop (23-11-2019)
Appointment of the Bishop of Palayamkottai, India (20-11-2019)
Renunciation and succession of the Bishop of Alleppey, India (11-10-2019)
Appointment of the Bishop of the Eparchy of Bijnor, India (30-08-2019)
Appointment of the Bishop of Mandya of the Siro-Malabaresi, India (30-08-2019)
Appointment of the Auxiliary of the Eparchy of Faridabad of the Syro-Malabareans, India (30-08-2019)
Appointment of the Major Archbishop for the Archieparchy of Ernakulam-Angamaly, India (30-08-2019)
Appointment of the Bishop of Srikakulam, India (16-07-2019)
Pope Appoints new Bishop in Gwalior, India (31-05-2019)
Appointment of Coadjutor Bishop of Baruipur, India (17-05-2019)
Pope has Appointed Bishop Derek Fernandes as Bishop of Belgaum (01-05-2019)
Pope appoints new bishop in Tuticorin, India (17-01-2019)
Pope appoints new Archbishop in Nagpur, India (03-12-2018)
Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Dibrugarh, India (02-12-2018)
Pope appoints two new bishops in India (08-06-2018)
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 (22-07-2017)
Fr. Nazarene Soosai is Appointed as the New Bishop of Kottar (20-05-2017)
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)