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Diocese of Krishnagar

Apostolic Administrator Thomas D’Souza
Archbishop D’Souza
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Apostolic Administrator Thomas D’Souza
Bishop's House,
Don Bosco Road,
P.O. Krishnanagar-741101,
Nadia Dt., West Bengal, India

Phone: (03472)252.554; 252.664
Fax :252.664
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Archbishop Thomas D'Souza was born on Aug. 26, 1950, in Mangalore diocese, southern India. He was ordained priest on April 16, 1977, and was appointed bishop of Bagdogra on June 14, 1997. His episcopal ordination took place on Jan. 25, 1998.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him coadjutor archbishop of Calcutta on March 12, 2011.

On April 17, 2019, Pope Francis appointed him as the apostolic administrator of Krishnagar diocese.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Joseph Suren Gomes (17 Apr 2002 Appointed - 17 Apr 2019 Retired)
  • Lucas Sircar sdb (1984- 2000)
  • Mathew Baroi sdb (1970-1983)
  • L.R. Morrow sdb (1939- 1969)
  • Vincent Scuderi sdb (1935-1939)
  • Stephen Fernando sdb (1934-1935)
  • Emmanuel Bars sdb (1928-1934)
  • Santino Taveggia (1905-1928)
  • Bishop Hugo M. Bottero (1899-1913)
  • Rev Frances Pozzi (1886-1905)
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