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Bishop Bernard Lancy Pinto
Bishop Lancy Pinto
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Bishop Bernard Lancy Pinto
Bishop's House,
34 Cantonment,
Aurangabad Cantt. 431002,
Maharashtra, India

Phone: (0240)2370.576

Bishop Bernard Lancy Pinto was born on Aug. 20, 1963, in Vikroli in Mumbai. After obtaining a degree in natural sciences and a degree in social work, he continued philosophical and theological formation at Saint Pius College in Mumbai.

He was ordained a priest on April 29, 1997. He has held the following offices: deputy parish priest of Saint Jude in Jeri Meri (1993-1996); assistant of Young Christian Workers (1996-1997); deputy director of Joseph Cardijn Technical School of Bombay (1997-1999); parish priest of Saint Antony in Saki Naka (1999-2005); parish priest of Our Lady of Dolors in Sonapur (2005-2010); parish priest of Saint Antony in Dharavi (2010-2014); parish priest of Saint Jude (2014-2018); dean of Kurla Denary (2010-2018); since 2013, secretary of the Commission of Justice and Peace; since 2018, parish priest of Saint Michael in Mumbai; and since 2021, dean of the deanery of North Mumbai and president of the Conference of Diocesan Priests.

Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Bernard Lancy Pinto as coadjutor bishop of Aurangabad on Dec. 30, 2023. He succeeded as bishop of Aurangabad on Feb. 17, 2024.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Ambrose Rebello (13 May 2015 Appointed - 17 Feb 2024 Retired)
  • Bishop Sylvester Monteiro (1999-2005)
  • Bishop Edwin Colaço (1995-2015)
  • Bishop Ignatius D'Cunha (1989-1998)
  • Dominic Joseph Abreo (17 Dec 1977 Appointed - 1 May 1987 Died)

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