India Mourns Former Archbishop Of Bombay

India Mourns Former Archbishop Of Bombay

He added his own touch of specialty to the Archdiocese which will be cherished by all those who understood his vision.” With a doctorate in canon law from Rome’s Pontifical Lateran University, Dias’ path towards Rome began in 1958 when he was ordained as a priest for the Archdiocese of Bombay. In a Facebook post, he was described as a “statesman of the Church” and a man who “served loyally, with great devotion and dedication.” In 1996, Dias returned to India and was appointed as the Archbishop of Bombay, a post he held for 10 years. In 2001, he was proclaimed Cardinal by former Pope John Paul II, and went on to vote in two papal conclaves.


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