B.C. 69, Belgaum-590001,
Phone: (0831)2420.587, + 91 8382 282363 (Personal)
Fax :2424.226, + 91 8382 282452
Email: [email protected]
Bishop Derek Fernandes was born on May 14, 1954, and ordained priest on May 5, 1979. He was appointed bishop of Karwar on Feb. 24, 2007, and was ordained on April 20, 2007. He succeeded bishop emeritus Bishop William Leonard D'Mello who was the first bishop of Karwar from the inception of the diocese in 1976. Bishop Derek Fernandes was serving as the diocesan social service director at the time of his appointment.
Pope Francis appointed him as the new bishop of Belgaum on May1, 2019.