ASIA/INDIA - Appointment of Rev. Malcolm Sequeira as bishop of Amravati

Thursday, 30 November 2023

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Malcolm Sequeira, of the clergy of the diocese of Poona, until now vicar general of the same diocese and parish priest of Saint Anne’s Church, as bishop of the diocese of Amravati, India.
Msgr. Malcolm Sequeira was born on 4 November 1961 in Giriz, in the diocese of Vasai. He studied philosophy and theology at Saint Pius X College in Mumbai.
He was ordained a priest on 13 April 1996 for the diocese of Poona.
After ordination, he first served as priestly assistant at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral (1996-1998) and diocesan director of the Basic Christian Communities (1998-2003). He was awarded a licentiate in social communications from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome (2005), and went on to serve as diocesan director for social communications and head of public relations (since 2005); rector of Saint Patrick’s Cathedral (2008-2013); diocesan consultor (since 2009); vicar general (since 2012); director of the Property Office (2013-2016); parish priest of the Divine Mercy Church (2016-2019) and parish priest of Saint Anne’s Church (since 2019). (EG) (Agenzia Fides, 30/11/2023)