Filipe Neri Ferrão
Filipe Neri António Sebastião do Rosário Ferrão (born January 20, 1953 in Aldona, Goa, 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 October 28, 1979. He was created Auxiliary Bishop of Goa and Daman and titular bishop of Vanariona on December 20, 1993. On December 12, 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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