Filipe Neri Ferrão

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His Excellency
Filipe Neri Ferrão
Archbishop of Goa and Daman
Patriarch of the East Indies
See Goa and Daman
Appointed 21 March 2003
Predecessor Raul Nicolau Gonçalves
Other posts Patriarch of the East Indies
Orders
Ordination 28 October 1979
Consecration 10 April 1994
by Raul Nicolau Gonçalves
Personal details
Birth name Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão
Born (1953-01-20) 20 January 1953 (age 61)
Aldona, Goa, Portuguese India
Denomination Roman Catholic
Residence India
Previous post
  • Auxiliary Bishop of Goa and Daman (1994-2003)
  • Titular Bishop of Vanariona (1994-2003)

Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão (born 20 January 1953 in Aldona, Goa, Portuguese India) is the seventh Roman Catholic Patriarch of the East Indies and thirty-fifth Archbishop (thirty-seventh bishop) of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman, India.

Rosário Ferrão was ordained priest on 28 October 1979. He was created Auxiliary Bishop of Goa and Daman and titular bishop of Vanariona on 20 December 1993. On 12 December 2003 he was created Archbishop of Goa and Daman and Patriarch of the East Indies by Pope John Paul II, upon the resignation of the sixth Patriarch, Raul Nicolau Gonçalves.

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