Allahabad gets new bishop

Pope Francis on Thursday transferred Bishop Raphy Manjaly of Varanasi as the bishop of Allahabad diocese, which was vacant after its bishop resigned early this year.

Bishop Raphy Manjaly, 55, has served the Varanasi diocese as bishop since April 2007.

In January this year Vatican’s intervention resulted in Bishop Isidore Fernandes of Allahabad resigning after he joined some protestant bishops in consecrating and installing Dr. Rajendra B. Lal as the first bishop of independent “Yeshu Darbar” church on Nov. 4, 2012.

Bishop Raphy Manjaly was born on February 7, 1958. He was ordained a priest on May 11, 1983 and appointed the bishop of Varanasi on April 30, 2007. He succeeded Bishop Patrick Paul D’Souza.

Allahabad Diocese is considered to be one of the geographically largest dioceses in the world and comprises of 12 civil districts of the North Indian state of Uttar Pradesh.


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Bombay Laity Ezekiel’s Chapter 3 Task as Watchman 17 “Son of man, I have made you a watchman for the people of Israel; so hear the word I speak and give them warning from me. 18 When I say to a wicked person, ‘You will surely die,’ and you do not warn them or speak out to dissuade them from their evil ways in order to save their life, that wicked person will die for[b] their sin, and I will hold you accountable for their blood. 19 But if you do warn the wicked person and they do not turn from their wickedness or from their evil ways, they will die for their sin; but you will have saved yourself.
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