We are sorry to inform you about the passing away of Bishop Francis Braganza around 10.00 a.m on Tuesday 21 December 2011 at Xavier’s residence in Ahmedabad. The funeral will be held on Wednesday 22 December 2011 at 4.00 P.M in the Rosary Church Baroda.
[from the Gujarat Jesuit province office]
Bio Data of Bishop Francis Braganza
Born:29-01-1922 at Bandra Mumbai
Entered SJ:28-05-1938 at Shembaganur
Ordained as Priest:21 November 1951.
Professor at St.Xavier’s Ahmedabad 1956-1961
Rector at Rosary, Baroda 1961- 1962
Vice Provincial of Gujarat 1963-1968
Assistant to the General: 1967- 1970
Principal of St.Xavier’s Ahmedabad 1970 – 1980
Bishop of Baroda 1987-1997
Emeritus Bishop: 1998-2011