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Diocese of Jalandhar

Apostolic Administrator Agnelo Rufino Gracias
Bishop Gracias
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Apostolic Administrator Agnelo Rufino Gracias
Bishop's House,
Civil Lines, Jalandhar City
144001, Punjab, India

Phone: (0181)2223.987
Fax :4635.701
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Agnelo Gracias was born in Mombasa, Kenya, Africa, on July 30, 1939. After finishing his priestly studies through the diocesan seminary, Parel and St Pius X College, Goregaon, he was ordained priest on Dec. 21, 1962. After serving as an assistant at Holy Name Cathedral from June 1, 1963 to May 31, 1971, he was deputed to Rome for further studies - Upon his return, he joined the St Pius X College as professor and spiritual director on June 1, 1975. On June 1, 1985, he was appointed rector of St Pius X College and held the position till May 31, 1993. He was appointed auxiliary bishop of Bombay on March 13, 2001, and was ordained on April 21, 2001. On Feb. 28, 2002 he was elected chairman, CBCI Family Commission, Jalandar. He became archdiocesan consulter on Aug 1, 2007. In September 2018, Bishop Agnelo was appointed Apostolic Administrator of Jalandhar diocese.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Symphorian Thomas Keeprath, O.F.M. Cap. (1971 - 2007)
  • Msgr. Alban of Blackburn, O.F.M. Cap. (1952 - 1971)
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