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Bishop Toppo becomes Ranchi Archbishop

Bishop Felix Toppo is a priest for 36 years and a bishop 20 years.

 
Bishop Felix Toppo
New Delhi: 

Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Felix Toppo of Jamshedpur as the new archbishop of Ranchi after accepting the resignation of Cardinal Telesphore Placidus Toppo from the administration job of the archdiocese.


The announcement was made June 24 in Rome and Ranchi.


Bishop Felix Toppo, was born on 21 November, 1947, in Tongo, Diocese of Gumla, Jharkhand. He entered the Society of Jesus in 1968 and was ordained Priest on 14 April, 1982. He obtained a Masters in Psychology from the Gregorian University, Rome, in 1990.

After serving the Jesuit Congregation in various capacities, as Director of Pre-Novices, Novice Master and Superior, he was elected Bishop of Jamshedpur on 14 June, 1997 and was ordained on 27 September, 1997.

As Bishop, he was the Chairman of the JHAAN Regional Bishops’ Council (Jharkhand) and of two Regional Commissions; Vice-Chancellor of St. Albert’s College, Ranchi. He is a priest for 36 years and a bishop 20 years


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