Bishop Peter Machado was installed as the new Archbishop of Bangalore on Thursday (31st May'18) at St. Francis Xavier's Cathedral, Bangalore.
Fr. S. Jayanathan, Vicar General, read out the Papal letter. The letter was also read by Fr Xavier Fernandes, representative of Vatican Ambassador, in Latin.
During the Holy Mass (after the readings) Archbishop Peter Machado was officially installed. The Archbishop Peter Machado was seated on Cathedral Chair and was presented with the keys of the Cathedral and also with a Mitre and Staff.
Several Archbishops, Bishops, many priests besides Nuns and thousands of lay faithful and special invitees witnessed installation ceremony.
After the Eucharist, Archbishop Bernard Moras was thanked before bidding farewell. Msgr. C Francis, Vicar General, spoke highly of Rev. Bernard Moras and highlighted his leadership qualities and development works he had carried out during the past 14 years for the Archdiocese of Bangalore. The Vatican ambassador also enumerated the many achievements of Archbishop Moras.
Archbishop Peter Machado is the 7th archbishop of the Archdiocese of Bangalore. Prior to this he served as the Bishop of Belgaum for 12 years since 2006.