Bishop Peter Machado elected the new Archbishop of Bangalore

Bishop of Belgaum, Peter Machado has been elected the new Archbishop of the Bangalore Archdiocese, on account of the retirement of Archbishop Bernard Blasius Moras.

Archbishop Moras will be serving as an Apostolic Administrator for the diocese until the new Archbishop assumes office.

The new Archbishop Machado was ordained on December 8, 1978, and was assigned the pastoral duty of the Belgaum diocese on February 2, 2006.

Bishop Peter Machado who has served as the consultor, judicial vicar, procurator and secretary of the Karnataka bishops' Laity Commission, was born on May 26, 1954 and did his doctoral studies in Canon Law from Rome.

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