Patrick D'Rozario

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His Excellency
Patrick D’Rozario
Archbishop of Dhaka
Church Roman Catholic
Archdiocese Dhaka
Installed 22 October 2011
Predecessor Paulinus Costa
Ordination 8 October 1972
Consecration 12 September 1990
by Theotonius Gomes
Rank Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1943-10-01) October 1, 1943 (age 72)
Padrishibpur, Barisal Bangladesh
Nationality Bangladeshi
Previous post Bishop of Rajshahi (1990-1995)
Bishop of Chittagong (1995-2010)
Coadjutor Archbishop of Dhaka (2010-2011)

Patrick D'Rozario (born 1 October 1943, Padrishibpur, Barisal,[1] British India, now Bangladesh) is the Catholic Archbishop of the archdiocese of Dhaka,[1] making him the highest ranked priest of the Roman Catholic Church in Bangladesh.[2]

He is a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and was ordained priest in 1972. In 1990 D'Rozario became Bishop of Rajshahi, in 1995 Bishop of Chittagong.[1]

In November 2010 he was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Dhaka by Pope Benedict XVI.[3] In October 2011 he succeeded Archbishop Paulinus Costa as Archbishop of Dhaka.[1] He is President of Catholic Bishops' Conference of Bangladesh. The Catholic Bishops' Conference of Bangladesh, founded in 1971, is the General Body of the Bishops of Bangladesh. The purpose of this Conference is to facilitate common policy and action in matters that affect or are liable to affect the interest of the Catholic Church in Bangladesh and to be of service to the country at large. Currently he has been attending in a synod in Rome on the family.


  1. ^ a b c d "Archbishop Patrick D'Rozario". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2011-10-22.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "bio" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  2. ^ "Patrick new chief of Catholic Church", The Daily Star (Bangladesh), October 27, 2011 .
  3. ^ Dhaka gets new coadjutor archbishop: Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario says he is ready to meet challenges of new office, Union of Catholic Asian News, January 26, 2011 .
Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Paulinus Costa
Archbishop of Dhaka
2011 – present
Preceded by
Joachim J. Rozario
Bishop of Chittagong
1995 – 2010
Succeeded by
Moses M. Costa
New title Bishop of Rajshahi
1990 – 1995
Succeeded by
Paulinus Costa