PANAJI: Archbishop of Goa and Daman Filipe Neri Ferrao has been elected as president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI).
According to a press release received from Fr Olavo Caiado, director, Diocesan Centre for Social Communications Media, the Archbishop was elected as the new president of CCBI at Plenary Assembly of CCBI, which is still in session. The Archbishop is expected to return to Goa on January 14.
Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao was the former vice president of CCBI from 2011 to 2017. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman at the age of 40, on December 20, 1993. He was installed as the Archbishop of Goa and Daman on March 21, 2004. He is presently the chairman of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) office of Education and Faith Formation (OEFF).
The Archdiocese of Goa and Daman is overjoyed with this appointment and offers its Archbishop most cordial and respectful felicitations, invoking God’s special blessings on his new and challenging responsibilities.