Bengaluru, March 19, 2018: Pope Francis has appointed Bishop of Belgaum Dr Peter Machado as the new Archbishop of Bengaluru. Pope Francis who has accepted the resignation of hitherto Archbishop Dr Bernard Blasius Moras from the pastoral care of the Archdiocese of Bengaluru.
Bishop Peter Machado was born on May 26, 1954, in Honavar. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 8, 1978, for the Diocese of Karwar. He was appointed Bishop of Belgaum on Feb. 2, 2006, and was ordained bishop on March 30 that year.
Prior to his episcopal appointment, he completed doctoral studies in Rome in Canon Law and served as procurator, judicial vicar, consultor and secretary of the Karnataka regional bishops’ Laity Commission, based in Bangalore.