India: Pope appoints Pax Christi International member organisation contact as auxiliary bishop of Mumbai

 

In late December, Pope Francis appointed Fr. Allwyn D’Silva as one of two new auxiliary bishops for the archdiocese of Mumbai, India. Fr. D'Silva is the contact person for the Documentation, Research and Training Centre, a Pax Christi International member organisation in India.
 
D’Silva was born in 1948 in Mumbai, in the archdiocese of Mumbai, and was ordained a priest in 1975. He studied philosophy and theology in the St. Pius X College, Mumbai, and holds a Bachelor’s degree in political sciences and economics from the University of Delhi and a Master’s degree in political sciences from Mumbai University.
 
The Archdiocese of Mumbai has a population of more than 21 million, with about a half million Catholics. They are served by around 600 priests and 2,000 religious, and 10 permanent deacons.
 
(Information for the story was taken from an article on Zenit.)
 
Fr. Allwyn D'Silva, India, Archdiocese of Bombay, Documentation Research and Training Centre