Dr Frederick D'Souza of New Delhi Archdiocese Appointed Caritas Director
New Delhi, Dec 28: Dr Frederick D'Souza, Archdiocese of New Delhi has been appointed director of Caritas India by the Archbishop of New Delhi. He has served as an assistant in the same organization from seven years.
Dr Frederick D'Souza was born on February 13, 1957, in Tellar - a village in Dakshina Kannada of Karnataka to the late Ignatius and Juanna D'Souza. He was the eighth of their nine children. Little did they know that this little boy was destined for great things.
After schooling, he joined St Joseph’s Seminary, Jeppu, Mangalore and opted for Delhi Diocese. He was ordained in the year 1985. His first appointment was assistant parish priest at Rosary Church, Kingsway Camp and then as parish priest at Immaculate Conception Church, Village Kanhei, Gurgaon.
He has obtained Master of Arts from Mysore University and Master of Arts in Developments studies at Netherlands, and done his PhD from London School of Economy, London, UK.
His value of compassion for the poor drew the attention of his authorities who appointed him the head of different organizations like coordinator and director of Chetanalaya, NGO, New Delhi, director, regional forum of Caritas India and assistant executive director, Caritas, India. He has also served as the chancellor at Delhi Catholic Archdiocese, Archbishop’s House, New Delhi.
His administrative abilities solidly founded on his personal relationship with Jesus will definitely benefit everyone, especially the poor and the needy.