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Bishop Nirmol Vincent Gomes
Bishop Vincent Gomes
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Bishop Nirmol Vincent Gomes
Bishop's House, Don Bosco Road,
P.O. Krishnanagar-741101,
Nadia Dt., West Bengal, India

Phone: (03472)252.554; 252.664

Pope Francis appointed Father Nirmol Vincent Gomes, SDB, as the new bishop of Krishnagar on April 30, 2022.

Bishop Gomes was born on Feb 8, 1959, in Ranaghat in the Diocese of Krishnagar. After entering the minor seminary of the Salesians of Don Bosco at Bandel as an aspirant, he completed his novitiate at Sunnyside, Shillong.

He did his studies in philosophy in Sonada, Darjeeling, and pursued his theological studies at the Pontifical Salesian University in Rome, where he was awarded a doctorate in the science of education.

He made his religious vows as a Salesian of Don Bosco (SDB) on May 24, 1979. He was ordained a priest on July 22, 1989, in his native town of Ranaghat.

Bishop Gomes holds a licentiate in pedagogy (1988-1991) and a doctorate in pedagogical science (1997-2000) from the Pontifical Salesian University (UPS).

Earlier, he served as dean of studies at Salesian College, Sonada (1991-1997), rector of Salesian College, Sonada (2000-2006), assistant parish priest in Bongaon (2009-2010), vice-rector of Don Bosco School, Siliguri (2010-2013) rector of Don Bosco School, Siliguri (2013-2014)and provincial of the Salesians of Don Bosco of Kolkata Province (2014-2020).

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Thomas D’Souza (17 Apr 2019 to 23 Jul 2022)
  • Bishop Joseph Suren Gomes (17 Apr 2002 Appointed - 17 Apr 2019 Retired)
  • Lucas Sircar sdb (1984- 2000)
  • Mathew Baroi sdb (1970-1983)
  • L.R. Morrow sdb (1939- 1969)
  • Vincent Scuderi sdb (1935-1939)
  • Stephen Fernando sdb (1934-1935)
  • Emmanuel Bars sdb (1928-1934)
  • Santino Taveggia (1905-1928)
  • Bishop Hugo M. Bottero (1899-1913)
  • Rev Frances Pozzi (1886-1905)

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