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Bishop Antony Wyman Croos
Bishop Wyman Croos
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Bishop Antony Wyman Croos
Bishop's House,
Madola, Avissawella-10700,
Sri Lanka

Phone: (036)2232.368
Fax :2232.369

Pope Francis appointed Father Antony Wyman Croos as new bishop of Ratnapura on March 5, 2024.

Bishop Croos was born in Chilaw on Nov. 8, 1967. He has served as a priest for over 23 years, since his ordination on Sept 16, 2000, for Chilaw diocese.

He completed his studies in philosophy and theology at the Our Lady of Lanka National Major Seminary in Kandy.

Bishop Croos has served as parochial vicar of St. Anne's Shrine, Talawila (2000–2001); parish priest of St. Mary's, Mampuri (2001–2009) director of the Saint Joseph Vaz Diocesan Pastoral Center (2009–2010); and parish priest of St. Francis Xavier, Kattaikadu (2010–2011).

Bishop Croos obtained a licentiate in pastoral theology and Christology from Pontifical Theological Faculty of Southern Italy.

Since 2019, Bishop Croos has been diocesan director of lands and possessions and episcopal vicar for the religious deaneries of the Chilaw and Puttalam regions.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Cletus Chandrasiri Perera (4 May 2007 Appointed - 5 Mar 2024 Retired)
  • Bishop Harold Anthony Perera (2003 - 2005)
  • Bishop Patabendige Don Albert Malcolm Ranjith (1995-2001)

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