Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father Francis has appointed rev. Deepak Valerian Tauro, of the clergy of Muzaffarpur, former Rector of St. Albert's College in Ranchi as auxiliary bishop of the Metropolitan Archdiocese of Delhi (India), assigning him the titular See of Buleliana.
His Exc. Mgr. Deepak Valerian Tauro was born on August 2, 1967, in Chikmagalur, Karnataka. He completed his philosophy studies at the Morning Star Regional Seminary and College in Barrackpore (1986-1990) and, after spending two years of pastoral care in the Diocese of Muzaffarpur (1990-1992), he studied theology at St. Albert's College in Ranchi (1992-1996). He earned his Masters in Spirituality & Counseling at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram in Bangalore (2002-2005). He was ordained a priest on May 10, 1996 for the Diocese of Muzaffarpur.
Since his priestly ordination he has held the following positions: Parish Vicar in Samastipur (1996-1997) and in Bettiah, Muzaffarpur (1997-1999); Rector of the Minor Seminary of Muzaffarpur (1999-2002) (2005-2007); Secretary of the Bishop of Muzaffarpur (2007-2010); Director of the Diocesan Youth Forum (2007-2011); Regional Secretary of the CDPI - Bihar, Jharkhand & Andaman's Bishops' Council (BIJHAN) (2009-2011); Rector of the Minor Seminary of Muzaffarpur (2010-2011); Lecturer and Spiritual Director of St. Albert's College, Ranchi (2011-2015). From 2012 he was Secretary of Bihar, Jharkhand & Andaman's Bishops' Council (BIJHAN) and from 2015 to 2021 Rector of St. Albert's College, Ranchi. (SL) (Agenzia Fides, 16/7/2021)