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Building up the Body of Christ
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Sheaves and Grains of Wheat; Open Book; Green Leaves; Golden Arc
Building Up The Body of Christ
As wheat grains are transformed at the Eucharist, so also the members of the Church grow to be the Body of Christ in the world, radiating the compassion of their crucified Saviour, for "...the saints together make a unity in the work of service, building up the body of Christ." ; the green leaves of the open book represent the study and teaching of theology as well as the role of the bishop as teacher of faith; the whole of creation is called to give glory to God (golden arc).
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About Auxiliary
Bishop John Rodrigues
Date of Birth: 21st August 1967

Place of Birth: Bandra, Mumbai

Parents: Late Stanley and Corinne Rodrigues

Ordained Priest: 18th April 1998


June 1998 to May 1999 - Assistant, St. Michael’s Church, Mahim


June 1999 to May 2000 - Secretary to the Archbishop of Bombay


2000 to 2002 - Licentiate in Systematic Theology, Pontifical Lateran University, Rome


2002 to 2011 - Professor of Systematic Theology, St Pius X College, Goregaon


2003 to 2013 - Group Moderator, St. Pius X College

2010 to 2013 - Secretary, Priests’ Council, Archdiocese of Bombay

2011 to 2013 - Dean of Studies, St. Pius X College

2012 to 2013 - Archdiocesan Co-ordinator of the ‘Year of Faith’

20th April 2013  - Rector, St. Pius X College

15th May 2013  - Appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay

29th June 2013 - Ordained Bishop at St. Michael’s Church

Bishop John Rodrigues was appointed Auxiliary Bishop by His Holiness Pope Francis in 2013. The Holy Father assigned him the Titular See of Deultum. Bishop John Rodrigues is the Rector of the Basilica of Our Lady of the Mount, Bandra. As a priest, he has served as the Secretary of the Priests’ Council and was on the Executive Committee of the Conference for Diocesan Priests of the Archdiocese of Bombay. He was also in charge of the Diocesan programmes for the Year of Faith and presently heads the Bandra and Borivali Deaneries.

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