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Bishop's Profile
Emeritus Bishop Alex Dias, sfx.
  • Born

    5th August, 1944

  • Parents

    Francisco Xavier Dias and Feliza Clara Dias

  • Schooling

    Little Flower of Jesus High School, Calangute

  • Seminary

    1956 – All India Mission Seminary, Pilar, Goa

  • Novitiate

    1961 – Missionary Society of St. Francis Xavier, Pilar Goa
    1962 – Took the first religious vow

  • Ordained as Priest

    21st December, 1969

  • Mission Work

    30th December, 1971, Landed in Port Blair and
    Appointed as Parish Priest in Mayabunder

  • Higher Studies

    Sent to Rome for higher studies in 1976
    Completed Master’s Degree in Sociology in Rome
    Diploma in Communications in London in 1980

  • Mission Work

    Rector of Pilar Seminary, Goa ( 1980 – 1984)

  • Appointed Bishop

    On the 18th August, 1984. Announcement was made
    both in Rome as well as in Goa

  • Consecration

    Consecrated Bishop on 20th January, 1985

  • Hobbies

    Music, Singing, Reading, Travelling

  • Languages

    Konkani, English, Hindi, Sadri, Portuguese, Latin, German and Italian

  • Person

    Cheerful, a great linguistic, a great orator, an educationist