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Bishop Peter Paul Saldanha was born on April 27, 1964, in Kinnigoli in Kirem parish in diocese of Mangalore.
He studied philosophy and theology at St. Joseph's Interdiocesan Seminary at Jeppu, Mangalore. He obtained a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Urban University (Rome). He also has a diploma in psychology. On May 6, 1991, he was ordained priest for the diocese of Mangalore. He served as assistant priest at Moodubelle parish in Udupi diocese.
In March 2015, he was appointed consultor to the general secretariat of the synod of bishops. Bishop Saldanha has authored a book titled ‘The Church: Mystery of Love and Communion’.
On July 3, 2018 Pope Francis has appointed him bishop of Mangalore diocese.