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Theotonius Amal Ganguly
Archbishop of Dacca
Church Roman Catholic Church
Archdiocese Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dhaka
Enthroned 23 November 1967
Reign ended 2 September 1977
Other posts
  • Auxiliary Bishop of Dacca, Bangladesh (1960-1967)
  • Titular Bishop of Oliva (1960-1965)
  • Coadjutor Archbishop of Dacca, Bangladesh (1965-1967)
  • Titular Archbishop of Drizipara (1965-1967)
  • Apostolic Administrator of Khulna, Bangladesh (1969-1970)
Orders
Ordination 6 June 1946
Consecration 7 October 1960
by Gregorio Pietro Agagianian
Rank Bishop
Personal details
Birth name Theotonius Amal Ganguly
Born (1920-02-18)18 February 1920
Hasnabad, East Bengal, British India
Died September 2, 1977(1977-09-02) (aged 57)
Dhaka, Bangladesh
Nationality Bangaldeshi
Denomination Roman Catholic
Residence Dhaka, Bangladesh
Parents Nicholas Komol (Father)
Romana Komola Ganguly (Mother)
Previous post
  • President, Pakistan Catholic Bishop's Conference (1971-1973)
  • President, Catholic Bishop’s Conference of Bangladesh (1973-1977)
Education Doctor of Philosophy
Alma mater University of Notre Dame
Motto I Come To You With Joyful Heart
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History
Diaconal ordination
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Episcopal consecration
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Co-consecrators
  • Lawrence Leo Graner
  • Joseph Cordeiro
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Episcopal succession
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Theotonious Amal Ganguly, CSC, (18 February 1920–2 September 1977) was a catholic priest and educator. He was the second Archbishop of Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Dhaka.

Early life

Ganguly was born on 18 February 1920 at Hashnabad in Dhaka. He was the second of the three children of Nicholas Komol and Romana Komola Ganguly.

Education

Ganguly competed his secondary education from Holy Cross High School in Bandura. Then he moved to Ranchi and attended St. Albert’s Seminary. He was ordained a diocesan priest on 6 June 1946. In 1947, Ganguly was sent to Indiana for higher education. He earned a Ph.D. from University of Notre Dame in 1951.

Career

Ganguly started his career as a professor of logic and English at Notre Dame College. He was made the college's director of studies in 1954. In 1958, he was appointed vice principal of the college. After James L. Martin died suddenly in 1960, Ganguly succeeded him as the principal.

In 1960, Ganguly was consecrated a bishop and Titular Bishop of Oliva as well as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Dhaka. Five years later he was appointed Titular Archbishop of Drizipara and the Coadjutor Archbishop of Dhaka. In November 1967, he became the Metropolitan Archbishop of Dhaka.

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