Appointment of the Coadjutor Bishop of Baruipur (West Bengal)

Ref: CBCI- Gen/Cir-12/2019                                                                 17th May, 2019



Sub: Rev. Fr. Shyamal Bose appointed as the Coadjutor Bishop of of Baruipur.


Your Eminence, Your Beatitude, Your Excellency, Your Grace, Your Lordship,


In the light of the Communication received from the Apostolic Nunciature, I wish to inform you that His Holiness, Pope Francis has appointed, Rev. Fr. Shyamal Bose, of the clergy of Baruipur, as Coadjutor Bishop of the Diocese of Baruipur.

This ecclesiastical provision was made public in Rome on Friday, 17th May, 2019, at noon local time, corresponding to 15:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.

Rev. Fr. Shyamal Bose was born in Gosaba in the Diocese of Baruipur, on 24th March, 1961. He joined St. John Mary Vianney’s Minor Seminary, Barasat and then studied at Regional Major Seminary Morning Star, Kolkata, and at St. Albert’s College, Ranchi. He was ordained priest for the Diocese of Baruipur on 5th May, 1991. He obtained a Licentiate in Biblical Theology from St. Peter’s Pontifical College, Bangalore (in 2010). He has served the Diocese in the following ministries: Assistant. Parish Priest, St. Anthony’s Church, Keorapukar (1991-1994); Assistant. Parish Priest, Ascension Church, Khari (1994-1996); Parish Priest, Ascension Church, Khari (1996-1998); Director, Diocesan Social Service Centre Palli Unnayan Samiti (1998-2006); Vicar General and Chancellor of Diocese of Baruipur (2000-2006); Parish Priest, Sacred Heart Church at Thakurpukur (2006-2008). From 2008 to 2010, he studied at St. Peter’s Pontifical College in Bangalore. He was appointed Director of the Regional Social Centre, Association of Bengal Collaborators for Development in 2011. He served as Assistant Parish Priest, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kumrokhali (2012-2013); Parish Priest, Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kumrokhali (2013-2016). Since 2016 he is the Financial Administrator & Chancellor of the Diocese of Baruipur.

We send our prayerful greetings and best wishes to Coadjutor Bishop-elect Shyamal Bose, welcome him to the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India and assure him of our prayers.


Yours Sincerely in Our Lord,


Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, SFX

Secretary General, CBCI