Patrick D'Rozario

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Patrick D'Rozario

Cardinal, Archbishop of Dhaka
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ChurchRoman Catholic Church
Installed22 October 2011
PredecessorPaulinus Costa
Other postsCardinal-Priest of Nostra Signora del Santissimo Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi (2016-)
Ordination8 October 1972
Consecration12 September 1990
by Theotonius Gomes
Created cardinal19 November 2016
by Pope Francis
Personal details
Birth namePatrick D'Rozario
Born (1943-10-01) 1 October 1943 (age 76)
Padrishibpur, Barisal, British India (now Bangladesh)
DenominationRoman Catholicism
Previous postBishop of Rajshahi (1990-1995)
Bishop of Chittagong (1995-2010)
Coadjutor Archbishop of Dhaka (2010-2011)
Motto"Joy in Communion"
Ordination history of
Patrick D'Rozario
Priestly ordination
Date8 October 1972
Episcopal consecration
Principal consecratorTheotonius Gomes, CSC
Co-consecratorsMichael Rozario
Pietro Biggio
Date12 September 1990
Elevated byPope Francis
Date19 November 2016
Episcopal succession
Bishops consecrated by Patrick D'Rozario as principal consecrator
Lawrence Subrata Howlader, CSC3 July 2003
James Romen Boiragi15 June 2012
Shorot Francis Gomes22 April 2016
Styles of
Patrick D'Rozario, CSC
External Ornaments of a Cardinal Bishop.svg
Reference styleHis Eminence
Spoken styleYour Eminence
Informal styleCardinal

Cardinal Patrick D'Rozario (Bengali: প্যাট্রিক ডি'রোজারিও, romanizedPyāṭrika ḍi'rōjāri'ō; born 1 October 1943, in Padrishibpur, Barisal,[1] British India (now part of Bangladesh)) is the Catholic Archbishop of the Dhaka,[1] the highest-ranked official of the Roman Catholic Church in Bangladesh.[2]

He is a member of the Congregation of Holy Cross and was ordained a priest in 1972. In 1990, D'Rozario became Bishop of Rajshahi, and in 1995, Bishop of Chittagong.[1]

In November 2010, he was appointed Coadjutor Archbishop of Dhaka by Pope Benedict XVI.[3] In October 2011, he succeeded Archbishop Paulinus Costa as Archbishop of Dhaka.[1]

He is President of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of Bangladesh, founded in 1971, the purpose of which is to facilitate common policy and action in matters that affect or are liable to affect the interest of the Catholic Church in Bangladesh. It also serves the country at large. D'Rozario assisted at the Synod on the Family.

Pope Francis raised him to the rank of cardinal at a consistory held on 19 November 2016. He was given the rank of Cardinal-Priest and assigned the titular church of Nostra Signora del Santissimo Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi.[4] Francis made him a member of the Dicastery for Promoting Integral Human Development on 23 December 2017.[5]


  1. ^ a b c d "Archbishop Patrick D'Rozario". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 2011-10-22.
  2. ^ "Patrick new chief of Catholic Church", The Daily Star (Bangladesh), October 27, 2011.
  3. ^ Dhaka gets new coadjutor archbishop: Archbishop Patrick D'Rozario says he is ready to meet challenges of new office, Union of Catholic Asian News, January 26, 2011.
  4. ^ "Titular churches and diaconates of the new cardinals, 19.11.2016" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 19 November 2016. Retrieved 19 November 2016.
  5. ^ "Resignations and Appointments, 23.12.2017" (Press release). Holy See Press Office. 23 December 2017. Retrieved 25 December 2017.

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
Paulinus Costa
Archbishop of Dhaka
2011 – present
Preceded by
Joachim J. Rozario
Bishop of Chittagong
Succeeded by
Moses M. Costa
New title Bishop of Rajshahi
Succeeded by
Paulinus Costa
Preceded by
Jean-Claude Turcotte
Cardinal Priest of Nostra Signora del Santissimo Sacramento e Santi Martiri Canadesi