Albert Conrad De Vito
|Rt Rev Dr
Albert Conrad De Vito
|De Vito Corrado|
|Bishop of Lucknow|
12 December 1946 – 16 November 1970
|Preceded by||new creation|
|Succeeded by||Cecil DeSa|
|Resting place||St. Joseph's Cathedral, Lucknow|
On 20 January 1942, he was appointed the Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Church of Lucknow. He was appointed first Bishop of the new Diocese of Lucknow on 12 December 1946. he was consecrated on 16 February 1947, the governor of U.P., Sir Francis Wylie extended full support and also attended the consecration and played an important role in the festivities that followed. He remained Bishop of Lucknow until 16 November 1970.
- 4 orphanages
- 38 schools of every kind
- 3 hospitals
- a university
- about 20 clinics
- gave go-ahead for the construction of the St. Joseph's Cathedral, Lucknow
When he came back to Bologna he founded the Casa della formazione for young people who didn’t have a stable future. Many Indian Schools are established in his name as "Bishop Conrad School". One of this school is in Bareilly as well.
He died in 1970 in Bologna. Seven years after his death, Indira Gandhi, the then Prime Minister of India, requested and obtained permission for his remains to be laid to rest in the Cathedral of St. Joseph at Lucknow which he himself had promoted.
He wrote the following books:
- Pope Paul VI: glimpses of his life before he became Pope
- Art at the service of faith: art, painting, architecture, symbols, local customs, music, and dance at the service of the church, as visualized by the Fathers of the II Vatican Ecumenical Council outside the Council Hall
- The Second Vatican Council at a Glance: Summary of the Documents of the Second Vatican Council
- Spiritual Life Made Easy
- Pastoral Hints
- "DE VITO CORRADO: Man of God and business, but only for helping his neighbours!". Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- D'Souza, Daniel Anthony (1996). Implanting of the Capuchin Order in North India, 1965-1980: Agra, Lucknow, Ranchi Mission (Capuchin-north-east Mission). Holy Family Friary. p. 96. Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- "History of St. Francis' College, Lucknow". Retrieved 9 July 2013.
- Catholic Church Bishops' Conference of India (2005). The Catholic Directory of India. St. Paul Publications. Retrieved 2013-07-09.
- Books by Albert Conrad De Vito @ Google Books