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Bishop John Baptist Sequeira, Former Bishop of Chikmagalur, Passes Away

Published On : 11 Oct 2019   |  Reported By : C V Joseph

Bengaluru, Oct 10: Most Rev. John Baptist Sequeira, the former Bishop of Chikmagalur, Karnataka, passed away on October 9, 2019 at 11.20 p.m. due to old age ailments at the Home of the Little Sisters of the Poor, Hosur Road, Bangalore. He was 89.

The Funeral Service will be held in Bangalore on October 11 at 3 p.m. at the Home for the Aged (Little Sisters of the Poor), Bangalore. Thereafter, the burial will take place St. Patrick's Parish Cemetery on Hosur Road.

Bishop J. B. Sequeira was born on July 23, 1930 and ordained priest on April 15, 1958. He was appointed the second Bishop of Chikmagalur on January 26, 1987 at the age of 56. He served as a Professor and Rector of St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore.

Having attained the superannuation, he relinquished the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Chikmagalur on December 2, 2006 at the age of 76. He was a priest for 61 years and a Bishop for 32 years.

A press statement to this effect was released by PRO of the Archdiocese, Bengaluru. Archbishop Peter Machado, Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore and President of the Karnataka Region Catholic Bishops’ Council, expressed his deep condolences to Bishop T. Anthony Swamy, Bishop of Chikmagalur and to all the priests, religious and lay faithful of the diocese.

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