Kolkata’s Archbishop Emeritus Dr Henry S D'Souza passes away


Daijiworld Media Network-Kolkata

Kolkata, Jun 27: Eminent educationist and Archbishop Emeritus of Kolkata Dr Henry Sebastian D'Souza passed away on Monday, June 27.

Dr Henry Sebastian D'Souza was 90. He breathed his last due to age-related illness.


He was the Archbishop of Kolkata from 1986 till his retirement in 2002.

Archbishop D’Souza hit international headlines for the smooth handling of the funeral of Blessed Mother Teresa who died on September 5, 1997, in Kolkata. However, he was away in Rome when she died. He was her friend for more than 35 years. He played a crucial role in initiating the process of canonising Mother Theresa. Her canonization is scheduled for September 4 in Rome.

Archbishop D’Souza often hailed Mother Teresa as “the face of Christ in the world” for spending her life time helping people understand the nature of the divine.

He was born January 20, 1926, in Kolkata (then Calcutta) and was ordained a priest on August 24, 1948. He was appointed the bishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar in 1974. In 1985, he was transferred to the Calcutta a as the coadjutor Archbishop. He succeeded Cardinal Lawrence Picachy as the archbishop of Calcutta on April 5, 1986.

The Archbishop had served as the president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India and secretary general of the Federation of Asian Bishops' Conferences.

Known as an educationist, he had also played a major role in founding the Sacred Heart School in Kharagpur town.

 

  

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  • John DSouza, Mangalore / Mumbai

    Wed, Jun 29 2016

    I cherish his memory.
    May he rest in peace.

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  • Ronald D, Udupi

    Tue, Jun 28 2016

    RIP Emeritus Arch Bishop!

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  • Dr. Cajetan Coelho, Goa, India

    Tue, Jun 28 2016

    Eternal rest grant unto him O Lord and let your perpetual light shine upon Archbishop Emeritus
    Dr Henry Sebastian D'Souza.

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  • Sheikh Abdullah, Hejamadi/ Bahrain

    Tue, Jun 28 2016

    inna lillayi wa inna ilahi rajevoon..May his soul rest in peace..

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  • FLORINE, MUMBAI

    Tue, Jun 28 2016

    May the Archbishop rest in eternal peace

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  • JOSEPH DSOUZA, DALANTRE /RAK

    Tue, Jun 28 2016

    May his Soul Rest in Peace.

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  • Naveen, Bettadamane / Mudigere

    Tue, Jun 28 2016

    May His Soul Rest In Peace

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  • Sr. Mariella Lilly Menezes, Taccode-Mysore

    Tue, Jun 28 2016

    May Archbishop Henry who was a dear friend of Guruji Amalor and NBCLC have eternal bliss with the Lord. God gave him long life to serve his people. He was a jovial person as I have met him several times at NBCLC. The Lord has taken him to Himself...

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  • LNT, Mumbai

    Tue, Jun 28 2016

    Pray for his soul rest in peace Amen

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  • Msgr. Leslie F. Shenoy, USA/MANGALORE

    Tue, Jun 28 2016

    May God grant him Eternal rest, sympathies to D'souza family.

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  • Paul DSouza, Bondel/Sharjah

    Tue, Jun 28 2016

    Very sad news.May his soul rest in Peace.

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  • Edwin D'souza & Family , Mangalore/Saudi Arabia

    Tue, Jun 28 2016

    MAY HIS SOUL REST IN PEACE

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  • Henry Lewis, Sastan/Kuwait

    Mon, Jun 27 2016

    May the soul of Archbishop Emeritus Dr.Henry S D'Souza rest in peace

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  • Fr Victor Machado, Mangalore/Tanzania

    Mon, Jun 27 2016

    May Archbishop Henry D'Souza rest in peace

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  • norbert, mangalore

    Mon, Jun 27 2016

    May His Soul Rest In Peace.

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  • HENRY MISQUITH, Bahrain

    Mon, Jun 27 2016

    R.I.P.

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  • Evans n maria alex, Falnir mangalore

    Mon, Jun 27 2016

    May his soul rest in peace. Posterity of calcutta Catholics will forever cherish his selfless services to the arch diocese.

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  • Jerry MOras, Kuppepadavu, Calgary, Canada

    Mon, Jun 27 2016

    May His Soul Rest In Peace

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