Pope Francis names Bishop Shaymal Bose prelate of Baruipur in India

Pope Francis has named Bishop Shyamal Bose pastoral administrator of the Diocese of Baruipur in India on May 4.

Pope Francis has named Bishop Shyamal Bose pastoral administrator of the Diocese of Baruipur in India on May 4. 

Bishop Bose succeeded Bishop Salvadore Lobo, whose resignation was accepted by the Holy Father.  Bishop Bose was, until now, Coadjutor Bishop of Baruipur.

Bishop Bose was born on March 24, 1961, in Gosaba. He joined St. John Mary Vianney's Minor Seminary, Barasat in 1981, and studied philosophy at Morning Star Regional Seminary, Barrackpore and theology at St. Albert's College, Ranchi. 

He was ordained a priest for the Baruipur Diocese on May 5, 1991.

As a priest of Baruipur, he served the diocese in various capacities: assistant parish priest, Keorapukur (1991-1994); Khari (1994-1996) and Parish Priest, Khari (1996-1998). 

He was the director of Palli Unnayan Samiti, the Diocesan Social Service Centre for eight years from 1998 -2006. He was the Vicar General of the Diocese from 2000-2008. He was parish priest of Sacred Heart Church, Thakurpukur from 2006-2008. He obtained Licentiate in Biblical Theology from St. Peter's Pontifical Institute, Bangalore in 2010.

He was appointed director of the Regional Social Centre, Association of Bengal Collaborators for Development in 2011. He was then Parish Priest of Kumrokhali parish from 2012-2016. At the time of his appointment announced on May 17, 2019 as the Coadjutor Bishop of Baruipur he was the Diocese's financial administrator, Chancellor and Secretary of the Finance Committee.

Bishop Bose will be serving as chairman of the West Bengal Department of Radio Veritas Bengali service. – Father Nikhil Gomes