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Archdiocese of Patna

Archbishop William D’Souza, S.J
Archbishop D’Souza, S.J
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Archbishop William D’Souza, S.J
Archbishop's House,
Bankipur, Patna 800 004,
Bihar, India.

Phone: (91) 94316 23738
Fax :(91) 612-2301816
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Archbishop William D’Souza, S.J., was born on March 5, 1946 and ordained priest in 1976 after completing his studies in Shembanagur in Tamil Nadu and in Jnana Deepa Vidyapeet in Pune.

He was consecrated as bishop on March 25, 2006, and was appointed bishop of the newly erected diocese of Buxar on Dec. 12, 2005. He was superior of Jesuit communities in various places. He served as rector of the Minor Seminary in Muzaffarpur, parish priests in several places, secretary to the bishop of Muzaffarpur and provincial of the Patna Jesuit province. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as the archbishop of Patna on Oct. 01, 2007.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Benedict John Osta (1980 – 2007)
  • Bishop Augustine F. Wildermuth, SJ. (1947-1980)
  • Bishop Bernard Sullivan, S.J. (1929-1946)
  • Bishop Louis Van Hoeck, S.J. (1921-1928)
  • Father Francis Pesci, OFM Capuchin (1881-1896)
  • Father Paul Tossi, OFM Capuchin (1868-1880)
  • Father Anastasius Hartmann, OFM Capuchin (1860-1866)
  • Father Anastasius Zuber, OFM Capuchin (1853-1858)
  • Father Anastasius Hartmann, OFM Capuchin (1845-1853)
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