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A new Auxiliary Bishop for Dhaka and a new member of the CBCB!

A new Auxiliary Bishop for Dhaka and a new member of the CBCB!

Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Subroto Boniface Gomes as auxiliary bishop of Dhaka archdiocese on Feb. 15, 2024.

Bishop-elect Subroto Gomes was born on Nov. 19, 1962, in Rangamatia in the archdiocese of Dhaka. He was ordained a priest on April 16, 1990, for the clergy of Dhaka.
Msgr. Subroto Gomes obtained a licentiate in philosophy from the Pontifical and Royal University of Santo Tomas.

After ordination, he first served as assistant parish priest of Holy Rosary Church, 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 the Holy Rosary Church, Tejgaon, Dhaka. He worked as 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 (BDPF), member of the Regional Planning and Evaluative Committee of Caritas in Bangladesh, and director of various archdiocesan commissions.

The Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh (CBCB) cordially greets Bishop-elect Subroto B. Gomes and joyfully welcomes him as a member of the Episcopal Bishops’ Conference.

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