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Bishop Agnelo Rufino Gracias
Bishop Agnelo Rufino Gracias
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Bishop Agnelo Rufino Gracias
St. Pius X College, Aarey Road, Goregaon East Mumbai - 400 063, Maharastra, India
+91 22 29271217, +91 29271554
Fax :+91 29271559
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Originally from Colva, Goa, Bishop Agnelo was born in Mombasa, Kenya, Africa, on July 30, 1939. After finishing his priestly studies through the diocesan seminary, Parel and St Pius X College, Goregaon, he was ordained priest on December 21, 1962.
After serving as an assistant at Holy Name Cathedral from June 1, 1963 to May 31, 1971 he was deputed to Rome for further studies - doctorate in spiritual theology - between 1971-1975.
Upon his return, he joined the St Pius X College as professor and spiritual director on June 1, 1975. On June 1, 1985 he was appointed the rector of St Pius X College and held the position till May 31, 1993.
He served as parish priest at St Michael's Church, Mahim from June 1, 2000 to February 2001.
He was appointed auxiliary bishop of Bombay on March 13, 2001 and ordained bishop by Cardinal Ivan Dias on April 21, 2001. On February 28, 2002 he was elected chairman, CBCI Family Commission, Jalandar. He became Archdiocesan consulter on August 1, 2007 and was appointed Pontifical Commissary Heralds of Good News on January 16, 2008.
In January 2011, he was appointed chairman, CCBI Doctrinal Commission and on June 1, 2011 was once again appointed the rector of St Pius X College, Goregaon.
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