Bishop-elect

Dear friends,
Here is a short profile of the Bishop-elect.
It gives us immense joy to know that His Holiness Pope Francis has elected *Rev. Fr. Bhaskar Jesuraj* , a priest of the Archdiocese of Agra as the new Bishop of Meerut.
The Bishop-elect Msgr. Bhaskar was born on the 11th of April 1966 to the Late Mr. Maria Soosai and the Late Mrs. Prahasam as their fourth child. He is the only brother to his three sisters. He hails from St. Michael’s Parish, Michaelpatti in the diocese of Kumbakonam, Thanjavur Dt.
He joined St. Lawrence Minor Seminary, Agra on 9th July 1983 and completed his philosophical and theological studies from St. Joseph’s Regional Seminary, Prayagraj. He was ordained a priest for the Archdiocese of Agra on 21st April, 1993. He has served in the various missions of the Archdiocese as Assistant Parish Priest, Vice Principal, Parish Priest, Principal, Secretary to the Archbishop and Financial Administrator. Currently, he is a member of the College of Consultors of the Archdiocese, Chancellor and the Principal of St. Peter’s College, Agra.
The Archdiocese of Agra CONGRATULATE Msgr. Bhaskar on being elevated as the new Bishop of Meerut and assure him our prayerful support.