Your Eminence/Grace/Excellency,
In the light of the Communication received from the Apostolic Nunciature, I wish to inform you that His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of His Lordship Rt. Rev. Peter Celestine, OFM Cap., from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Jammu - Srinagar, according to Canon Law 401 § 1, and has appointed Rev. Fr. Ivan Pereira, of the clergy of Jammu - Srinagar, as the new Bishop of Jammu - Srinagar.


Rev. Fr. Ivan Pereira

From the same date, the Bishop-Elect is appointed Apostolic Administrator of the Diocese until the date of his canonical taking possession.

This Ecclesiastical Provision was made public in Rome on Wednesday, 3rd December, 2014, Feast of St. Francis Xavier, at noon local time, corresponding to 16:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.

Devotedly Yours in Jesus,

Fr. Joseph Chinnayyan
Deputy Secretary General, CBCI


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