Monsignor Justin Bernard appointed new Bishop of Jaffna Diocese

Monsignor Justin Bernard appointed new Bishop of Jaffna Diocese

Written by Staff Writer

13 Oct, 2015 | 8:09 pm

Monsignor Justin Bernard Gnanapragasam has been appointed the new Bishop of the Diocese of Jaffna. The appointment was made by His Holiness Pope Francis.

Monsignor Bernard Gnanapragasam who is also the Vicar General of the Diocese of Jaffna takes over from Rt. Rev. Thomas Savundaranayagam.

Born on May  13, 1948 in Karampon in Kayts, Monsignor Gnanapragasam entered priesthood on  April 24, in 1974.

Monsignor Gnanapragasam was the Rector of St. Patricks College, Jaffna from 2002 – 2007.

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