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Cardinal Oswald Gracias was born on Dec. 24, 1944, in Mahim, Bombay archdiocese. He was ordained priest for the archdiocese on Dec. 20, 1970. He was appointed auxiliary bishop of Bombay on June 28, 1997, and ordained a bishop on Sept. 16 that year. On Sept. 7, 2000, he was appointed archbishop of Agra. Six years later, on Oct. 14, 2006, he was transferred back to Bombay, where he was installed as archbishop on Dec. 14, 2006. Archbishop Gracias was elevated to the rank of cardinal on Nov. 24, 2007, and was appointed cardinal-priest of S. Paolo della Croce a "Corviale." Cardinal Gracias is serving as president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India. He is a consultor to the pontifical council for the interpretation of legislative texts.