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Archdiocese of Dhaka

Archbishop Paulinus Costa
Archbishop Paulinus Costa
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Archbishop Paulinus Costa was born on Oct. 19, 1936, in Choto Satanipara, Kaliganj, Gazipur district, in what was then Dhaka diocese. He was ordained a priest in Rome on Dec. 21, 1963, and was appointed Bishop of Rajshahi on Jan. 18, 1996. His episcopal ordination followed on April 26 that year. Bishop Costa was appointed Archbishop of Dhaka on July 9, 2005, and installed on Sept. 9, 2005. He was president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Bangladesh (CBCB) and of the General Body of Caritas Bangladesh. He was also chairman of the Episcopal Commission for Social Commissions and the Radio Veritas Bangla Service. He holds a pontifical Doctorate in Sacred Theology. On Oct. 22, 2011, Pope Benedikt XVI accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the archdiocese of Dhaka presented by Archbishop Paulinus Costa, upon having reached the age limit.
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