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Pope appoints new Archbishop in Bhopal, India

Pope Francis on Monday appointed a new Archbishop to the Archdiocese of Bhopal in the central Indian state of Madhya Pradesh. The Pope has transferred Bishop Alangaram Arokia Sebastin Durairaj of Khandwa as Metropolitan Archbishop of Bhopal. His October 4th appointment came after the Holy Father accepted the resignation of Archbishop Leo Cornelio, who in March last year reached the retirement age of 75. A member of the Society the Divine Word (SVD), Archbishop Cornelio stepped down after heading Bhopal Archdiocese for 14 years. Before that, he led the Diocese of Khandwa from 1999 until Pope Benedict XVI transferred […]

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