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Archdiocese of Bangalore

Archbishop Peter Machado
Archbishop  Machado
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Archbishop Peter Machado
Archbishop's House,
P.B. 2, 75 Millers Road,
Bangalore-560046, India

Phone: (080)2333.04.38; 2333.08.38
Fax :2353.16.00
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Archbishop Peter Machado was born on May 26, 1954, in Honavar. He was ordained priest on Dec. 8, 1978, for the diocese of Karwar, which was set up in 1976.

He was appointed bishop of Belgaum on Feb. 2, 2006, and was ordained bishop on March 30 that year. Prior to his episcopal appointment, he completed doctoral studies in Rome in canon law and served as procurator, judicial vicar, consultor and secretary of the Karnataka regional bishops’ laity commission.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bernard Blasius Moras (22 Jul 2004 Appointed - 19 Mar 2018 Retired)
  • Archbishop Ignatius Paul Pinto (1998-2004)
  • Archbishop Alphonsus Mathias (1986-1998)
  • Archbishop Packiam Arokiaswamy (1971- 1986)
  • Cardinal Durai Samy Simon Lourduswmy (1967 - 1971)
  • Archbishop Thomas Pothacamury (1943-1967)
  • Bishop Maurice Bernard Benoit Joseph Despatures (1940-1942)
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