WE REJOICE AT THE FOLLOWING NEWS:
On 16th January 2008, in a communiqué released at the Vatican,
The Holy Father appointed
MSGR. FELIX ANTHONY MACHADO
of the clergy of Vasai, India, under-secretary of the Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue,
as bishop of the diocese of Nashik (area 57,532, population 20,295,000, Catholics 86,750, priests 111, religious 406), India,
with the personal title of archbishop.
The archbishop- elect was born in Remedy, Vasai, India in 1948 and ordained a priest in 1976.
(Vatican Information Service)