Daijiworld Media Network – Bengaluru
Bengaluru, Feb 8: Archbishop emeritus Ignatius Pinto passed away on Wednesday February 8. He was 98.
He was residing at the Senior Citizens’ Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor at Hosur Road, Bengaluru.
He was born on 18 May 1925 in Bantwal. He ordained priest on August 24, 1952.
Archbishop of Bangalore Alphonsus Mathias ordained him bishop of Shimoga, on January 31, 1989. He was appointed as archbishop of Bangalore, India on September 10, 1998.
He retired from his active episcopal ministry on July 22, 2004. He served as a priest for 70 years and a Bishop for 34 years.