History
OF THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOMBAY

Pre-Portuguese Era (Early Christians)

Coming of the Portuguese

 

From The Coming of the British to the
Double Jurisdiction
 

  • 1665: Brief Overview of the British Era

  • 1720: The Padroado vs Propaganda Controversy

The Period of the Double Jurisdiction

  • 1850: The Birth of The Examiner & Bishop Hartman

  • 1886: Creating the Archdiocese of Bombay; Induction of the First Archbishop

  • 1905: New Cathedral

 

CATHEDRAL OF THE HOLY NAME

THE EXAMINER

The Period Of Transition

  • 1928: End of the Double Jurisdiction

  • 1928 – 1950: The Archdiocese under the Leadership of  Archbishops Joaquim Lima And Thomas Roberts  

 

The Archdiocese under the

Leadership of Valerian Cardinal Gracias

  • 1950: Induction of the First Indian Archbishop

  • 1954: National Marian Congress

  • 1964: 38th International Eucharistic Congress

  • 1973: Inauguration of the Archdiocesan Pastoral Council

  • 1978: The XIV World Congress of the International Federation of Catholic Medical Associations

  • 1978: Death of Cardinal Valerian Gracias and Induction of new Archbishop

 

NATIONAL MARIAN CONGRESS
1954

38th INTERNATIONAL EUCHARISTIC CONGRESS

1964

The Archdiocese under the

Leadership of Simon Cardinal Pimenta

  • 1979: The Freedom of Religion Bill

  • 1980: First Priests Synod of Bombay

  • 1986: Pope Saint John Paul II visits India and the Archdiocese of Bombay

  • 1987: The Syro-Malabar Rite

  • 1988: The Syro-Malabar Diocese of Kalyan

  • 1989: National Convention of Catholics

  • 1990: Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay With Special Charge of Vasai

  • First National Catholic Youth Convention

  • First All Bombay Catechists’ Convention

  • Bombay Priests’ Consultation

  • The Parish Pastoral Plan

  • 1990 – 1991: The Ignatian Year

  • 1994: All India Catholic Union Platinum Jubilee

  • 1996: Resignation of the Archbishop

 

POPE ST JOHN PAUL II VISITS INDIA

AND THE ARCHDIOCESE OF BOMBAY

The Archdiocese under the

Leadership of Ivan Cardinal Dias

  • 1997: Induction of the new Archbishop

    • Appointment of new Auxiliary Bishops

    • Fourth Centenary: The Martyrdom of St. Gonsalo Garcia

    • Deanery Of Navi Mumbai

  • 1998: The New Diocese of Vasai

  • 1999: Feast of Divine Mercy

  • 2000: Farewell to Bishop Ferdinand Fonseca and Bishop Oswald Gracias

  • 2001: Appointment of two new Auxiliary Bishops

IVAN CARDINAL DIAS

 

The Archdiocese under the

Leadership of
OSWALD CARDINAL GRACIAS

  • 2006: Mumbai’s New Archbishop - Oswald Gracias

  • 2011: The Inauguration of the Archdiocesan Heritage Museum

  • 2011: The Establishment of a Catholic Communication Centre

  • 2012: The Archdiocesan Consultation

  • 2013: Appointment of two new Auxiliary Bishops

  • 2013: Death of Cardinal Simon Pimenta

  • 2014: Golden Jubilee Celebration - 38th International Eucharistic Congress  

  • 2015: National Eucharistic Congress

  • 2017: Death of Cardinal Ivan Dias

  • 2017: Appointment of two new Auxiliary Bishops

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