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Love in Action
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Jesus washing the feet of his disciple; heart
Love in action
The coat of arms represents the commandment of love given by Jesus while washing the feet of his disciples. Love is not love without action, and actions without love are meaningless. To love God is to love His people, and this translates into loving action.
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About Auxiliary
Bishop Barthol Barretto
Date of Birth: 16th September 1961

Place of Birth: Mahim, Mumbai

Parents: Rosdalima and Airmina Barretto

Ordained Priest: 8th April 1989


1989 to 1993 - Assistant, St. Francis Xavier Church, Dabul

1993 to 1995 - Additional Director, Youth Section of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Bandra

1995 to 1999 - Director, Youth Section of the Diocesan Pastoral Centre, Bandra

1999 to 2002 - Priest in-charge, St. Francis Xavier Parish Unit, Panvel

2002 to 2004 - Parish Priest, St. Lawrence Parish at Wagle Estate, Thane, and Dean of Thane Deanery

2004 to 2008 - Secretary to the Archbishop of Bombay

2008 - Parish Priest, St. Thomas Church, Goregaon East and Spiritual Director & Administrator, St. Pius X College, Goregaon

2011 - Parish Priest, Immaculate Conception Church, Borivali, and also Dean of Borivali Deanery

20th December 2016 - Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay by His Holiness Pope Francis

28th January, 2017 - Ordained Bishop by His Eminence, Oswald Cardinal Gracias, Archbishop of Bombay

As a priest, Bishop Barthol actively promoted the Holy Father’s call for the Jubilee Year of Mercy, involving his parish in initiatives and outreach. He was visiting faculty at the Archdiocesan Seminary, where he taught Homiletics, and was the former Vice Chairman of the Priest Council. As Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay, he is also the Zonal Bishop of the following Deaneries - North Bombay, Bandra, Central Suburbs and Bhayandar. Besides, he is Bishop-in-charge of the Small Christian Communities, Youth and Cells, and Associations. In the Western Region, Bishop Barthol is the Bishop in charge of Social Communications and Youth.

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