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|Archbishop of Bangalore|
|Appointed||22 July 2004|
|Installed||17 September 2004|
|Predecessor||Ignatius Paul Pinto|
|Ordination||6 December 1967|
|Consecration||25 February 1997
by Ignatius Pimenta
10 August 1941 |
Kuppepadavu, Mangalore, India
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
|Posthumous style||not applicable|
On 30 November 1996, Moras was appointed Bishop of Belgaum by Pope John Paul II. He was consecrated on 25 February 1997 by Cardinal Simon Pimenta, with Bishops Aloysius D'Souza and Ignatius Pinto serving as co-consecrators. The Bishop chose as his episcopal motto: "In Thee We Hope–Mary Our Mother."
Moras was later named Archbishop of Bangalore on 22 July 2004, being installed as such on the following 17 September. The installation, attended by no less than three cardinals, was held under tightened security, as Catholic Kannadigas have been insistent upon having a bishop from their own community to the point of violence.
Pope Benedict XVI bestowed the pallium, a woolen garment reserved to metropolitan archbishops, upon him on 29 June 2005. In 2006, Moras condemned Dan Brown's novel The Da Vinci Code as "vicious" and "diabolic". He called all Christians to boycott the film version, which he requested of the Indian film board to be banned from the country.
Moras takes part in the documentary The Indian Priest about Indian missionary priest Raphael Curian from 2015.
- UCAN. Bangalore Archbishop Installed Without Incident Amid Enhanced Security Archived 28 October 2007 at the Wayback Machine. 20 September 2004
- Catholic Online. Catholic bishops, groups warn of ‘Da Vinci Code’ assault on beliefs, see it as teaching moment Archived 29 September 2007 at the Wayback Machine. 17 May 2006
|Catholic Church titles|
Ignatius Paul Pinto
|Archbishop of Bangalore