ASIA/BANGLADESH - Reverend Subroto Boniface Gomes appointed auxiliary bishop of Dhaka

Thursday, 15 February 2024

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Subroto Boniface Gomes, of the clergy of Dhaka, Bangladesh, until now parish priest of Santo Rosario, assigning him the titular see of Tamazuca, as auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Msgr. Subroto Boniface Gomes was born on 19 November 1962 in Rangamatia, in the archdiocese of Dhaka. He attended the Intermediate Seminary of Saint Joseph in Dhaka, and was awarded a Bachelor of Arts from Notre Dame College in Dhaka. He studied philosophy in Bangalore and theology in Dhaka. He obtained a licentiate in philosophy from the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas and was ordained a priest on 16 April 1990 for the clergy of Dhaka.

After ordination, he first served as deputy parish priest of Santo Rosario, Dhaka (1990-1993). After studying in Manila (1994-1996), he went on to hold the roles of professor of logic at Notre Dame College, Dhaka (1997-2003), professor at the Holy Spirit Major Seminary, Dhaka (2004-2007), deputy secretary general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh (2007-2015), parish priest in Golla, Dhaka (2015-2017), spiritual director of the Holy Spirit Major Seminary, Dhaka (2017-2018), and chancellor of the archdiocese of Dhaka (2018-2019). Since 2020 he has served as parish priest of Santo Rosario, Dhaka. He is also dean of studies of the Holy Spirit Major Seminary in Dhaka, editor in chief of the Theological Journal, secretary of the Fraternity of Diocesan Priests of Bangladesh, member of the Regional Planning and Evaluative Committee of Caritas in Bangladesh, and director of various archdiocesan commissions. (Agenzia Fides, 15/2/2024)