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India: Fr Dominic Pinto new associate executive secretary to the Youth Commission

The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) appointed Fr. Dominic Pinto (42), hailing from the Lucknow diocese, as the Associate Executive Secretary to the CCBI Commission for Youth. 

The CCBI made this appointment during its 94th Executive Committee meeting, which took place in Bangalore from May 7th to May 8th, 2024.

He is currently the Regional Director of the Youth Commission of the Agra Regional Bishops’ Council. 

Born on August 13, 1982, in Bajpe, Karnataka, Fr. Dominic received his early education at Parochial Higher Primary School and St. Joseph’s High School in his hometown. His journey towards priesthood commenced at St. Paul’s Minor Seminary in Lucknow, where he pursued his studies from 2002 to 2004. Subsequently, he undertook his philosophical and theological training at St. Charles Seminary in Nagpur.

On October 20, 2013, the Lucknow diocese ordained Fr. Dominic as a priest, and he has served in various capacities within the church. His pastoral roles have included assistant parish priest and vice principal at St. Joseph’s Cathedral, where he served from 2014 to 2016. 

He further extended his service as an assistant parish priest and Vice Principal at Don Bosco College in 2016, before assuming the role of Vice-Rector at St. Paul’s Minor Seminary from 2016 to 2018.

Innovative initiatives and transformative outreach programs marked his tenure as Director of the Diocesan Youth Ministry from 2014 to 2018. Since 2021, he has served as Regional Youth Director, actively engaging with youth communities to foster spiritual growth and holistic development. 

In recent years, he has closely collaborated with the various programs of the CCBI Youth Commission.


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