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Pope Francis on Dec. 29, 2015, created the new diocese of Barisal and appointed Auxiliary Bishop Lawrence Subroto Howlader of Chittagong as its new bishop.
Bishop Howlader was born in Nobogram, Barisal. He joined the Holy Cross Congregation in 1987, professing his first vows in 1988 and final vows in 1993. He was ordained in 1994.
In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him the auxiliary bishop of Chittagong diocese. He has served as the assistant priest in three parishes, as the Rector of St. Paul’s Minor seminary and as Novice master of Holy Cross Novitiate, Sagardi, Barisal.
He completed his Licentiate in Depth Psychology, Spirituality & Counseling from Gregorian University, Rome. In 2009, Pope Benedict XVI appointed him the auxiliary bishop of Chittagong diocese and the titular bishop of Afufenia.