Monday, October 30, 2006

Agra Archbishop Emeritus Cecil de Sa Passes Away

Archbishop Emeritus of Agra Cecil D'Sa Passes Away

30 October, 2006 (KC Blog): Archbishop Emeritus of Agra, Cecil de Sa passed away at 11.30 PM on Friday, Oct. 27, 2006, the CBCI has informed. He was 84. His funeral was held at the Agra Cathedral at 2.30 PM on Sunday, Oct. 29.

Most Rev. Cecil D'Sa who hails from Mapusa in Goa was ordained Bishop of Lucknow in 1971 before being appointed Archbishop to the Metropolitan See of Agra in 1983.

Upon his retirement in 1998, he was succeeded by Vincent Concessao hailing from Puttur in Mangalore, who two years later was appointed to the Metropolitan See of Delhi to succeed Archbishop Alan de Lastic who died in a tragic car accident in Poland.

Archbishop Oswald Gracias hailing from Orlim in Goa, who ruled Agra for six years since, has recently taken up his new appointment as Archbishop of Bombay. The Vacant See at Agra currently awaits the appointment of a new Archbishop.

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