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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)


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