Vincent Aind

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His Excellency, Most Reverend, Monsignor.

Dr. Vincent Aind, Ph.D
Metropolitan Archbishop of Ranchi
Appointed30 December 2023
Installed19 March 2024
PredecessorFelix Toppo
Ordination30 April 1984
Consecration14 June 2015
by Telesphore Toppo
Personal details
Born (1955-01-30) 30 January 1955 (age 69)
DenominationRoman Catholic
Alma materPontifical Gregorian University and Jnana Deepa, Institute of Philosophy and Theology
MottoUt diligatis invicem

Vincent Aind is an Indian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He serves as the Metropolitan Archbishop of Ranchi since 2023. Previously he served as Bishop of Bagdogra from 2015 to 2023.

Early life and education[edit]

He was born on 30 January 1955 at Kalchini, West Bengal. He completed his bachelor's degree in economics from St. Joseph's College, Darjeeling. He has a degree in philosophy from Morning Star Regional Seminary, Barrackpore. He holds a Licentiate in Philosophy from Jnana-Deepa and a Doctorate in Philosophy from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He completed his studies in theology at St. Joseph's Seminary, Mangalore.[1]

He was ordained a priest on 30 April 1984.


He was appointed Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bagdogra on 7 April 2015 by Pope Francis[2] and consecrated on 14 June by Telesphore Toppo. On 30 December 2023, he has been appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Ranchi.

He is a Consultant and Member of the Diocesan Council for Economic Affairs of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jalpaiguri and Regional Secretary of the Commission of the Clergy, Religious and Seminarians of the Regional Episcopal Conference of West Bengal. He is a member of the Editorial Team and Executive Committee of the Association of Christian Philosophers of India.[3]

Pope Francis named him metropolitan archbishop of Ranchi on 30 December 2023.[4]


  1. ^ "Appointment of the new Bishop of Bagdogra | CCBI". 8 April 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  2. ^ "Rinunce e Nomine, 07.04.2015" (Press release) (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. Retrieved 8 October 2018.
  3. ^ "Fr. Vincent Aind, the new Bishop of Bagdogra". Archdiocese of Calcutta. 9 April 2015. Retrieved 5 October 2018.
  4. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 30.12.2023" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 30 December 2023. Retrieved 31 December 2023.