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Archbishop Raul Gonsalves Passes Away | CCBI | Vatican Catholic Times Archbishop Raul Nicolau Gonçalves was an Indian prelate, the first Catholic Goan to be Archbishop of Goa and Patriarch of …More
Archbishop Raul Gonsalves Passes Away | CCBI | Vatican Catholic Times

Archbishop Raul Nicolau Gonçalves was an Indian prelate, the first Catholic Goan to be Archbishop of Goa and Patriarch of the East Indies.

He was the archbishop emeritus of Goa. The current Archbishop and Cardinal-Elect Archbishop Filip Neri Ferrao served the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman as auxiliary bishop to Raul Nicolau Gonsalves, for about ten years (1994 to 2004).

After his retirement, Archbishop Emeritus kept a low profile, confining himself to pastoral works. He died on July 1, 2022 at 08:54 hours at JMJ Hospital in Goa where he was ailing for last 10 days. He celebrated his 95th Birthday on June 15, 2022 and shepherded the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman for 37 long years as its Archbishop and Patriarch of the East Indies.