His Eminence, Oswald Cardinal Gracias, Continues as Archbishop of Bombay
Updated: Jan 3, 2020
Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples
Protocol No: 4617/19
December 06, 2019
Most Reverend Eminence,
In the audience granted to me by the Holy Father on 30 November 2019 I submitted to the Supreme Pontiff your letter of 8 November 2019 with resignation from the pastoral governance of the Archdiocese of Bombay on completion of your 75th year of age, which will be on 24 December 2019.
The Holy Father has asked you to continue donec aliter provideatur (until other provision is made).
While the Congregation is grateful to you for what you are doing for the service of the Church in Bombay, in India and in the Universal Church, permit me to add my own personal esteem and affection and I offer you warm greetings on your birthday – ad multos annos.
Fraternally in Christ,
Cardinal Filoni Fernando
Archbishop Protase Rugambwa
Your Reverend Eminence
Oswald Cardinal Gracias
Archbishop of Bombay
(English translation of the original Italian text)