Fr. D’Souza appointed Ajmer bishop

November 6, 2012 by  
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He succeeds Bishop Ignatius Menezes who has been on the post since 1979.

Fr. Pius Thomas D’Souza of Agra becomes bishop of Ajmer

Fr. Pius Thomas D’Souza of Agra becomes bishop of Ajmer

New Delhi, November 5, 2012: Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Fr. Pius Thomas D’Souza as the bishop of Ajmer, Rajasthan. The pontiff made the announcement on Nov. 3 in Rome. He succeeds Bishop Ignatius Menezes (76) who has been on the post since 1979.

Fr. D’Souza was born in 1954 in Agra. He was ordained a priest for the Lucknow diocese in 1982. He is presently the chancellor Bareilly diocese. Fr. D’Souza holds a doctorate in canon law from the Pontifical Urban University in Rome.

The Ajmer diocese is a suffragan of the Agra archdiocese. The diocese has 10 parishes served by 43 diocesan priests, 21 religious brothers, 402 sisters and 23 major seminarians.

– cbci.in, daijiworld.com

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