Appointment of the new Bishop of Jhabua-(19-07-2015)

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Basil Bhuriya, SVD, till now Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Thandla, Jhabua, as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Jhabua.

This provision was made public in Rome on Saturday, 18th July, 2015, at noon local time, corresponding to 15:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.

Rev. Fr. Basil Bhuriya, SVD, was born on 8th March, 1956, in Panchkui, Diocese of Jhabua. He joined St. Thomas Seminary, Dhow, on 30th June, 1969. He did his college studies at the University of Indore from 1976 to 1979 where he obtained B.A. degree. On 30th June, 1979, he joined the Society of the Divine Word(SVD) as a novice. He studied Philosophy and Theology at the Pontifical Atheneum of Pune. He made his solemn vows on 12th June, 1985, and was ordained a priest on 2nd May, 1986, for the same Society of the Divine Word. Since his priestly ordination, Fr. Basil held the following ministries and offices: Assistant Pastor in Muvalia, Gujarat, Diocese of Baroda (1987-1988); Vice-Rector of St. Thomas’ Seminary, Diocese of Indore (1988-1992); Rector of St. Thomas Seminary, Indore (1992-1997); Parish Priest at Dhar, Diocese of Indore (1997-2002); Director of Hostel, Thandla, Diocese of Jhabua (2002-2005); Parish Priest at Raigarh, Diocese of Jhabua (2005-2009). Since 2009, he is Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Thandla, Jhabua; and since 2011, Member of the Provincial Council of the Central Indian Province of the Society of the Divine Word.

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Basil Bhuriya, SVD, till now Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Thandla, Jhabua, as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Jhabua.

This provision was made public in Rome on Saturday, 18th July, 2015, at noon local time, corresponding to 15:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.

Rev. Fr. Basil Bhuriya, SVD, was born on 8th March, 1956, in Panchkui, Diocese of Jhabua. He joined St. Thomas Seminary, Dhow, on 30th June, 1969. He did his college studies at the University of Indore from 1976 to 1979 where he obtained B.A. degree. On 30th June, 1979, he joined the Society of the Divine Word(SVD) as a novice. He studied Philosophy and Theology at the Pontifical Atheneum of Pune. He made his solemn vows on 12th June, 1985, and was ordained a priest on 2nd May, 1986, for the same Society of the Divine Word. Since his priestly ordination, Fr. Basil held the following ministries and offices: Assistant Pastor in Muvalia, Gujarat, Diocese of Baroda (1987-1988); Vice-Rector of St. Thomas’ Seminary, Diocese of Indore (1988-1992); Rector of St. Thomas Seminary, Indore (1992-1997); Parish Priest at Dhar, Diocese of Indore (1997-2002); Director of Hostel, Thandla, Diocese of Jhabua (2002-2005); Parish Priest at Raigarh, Diocese of Jhabua (2005-2009). Since 2009, he is Pastor of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church, Thandla, Jhabua; and since 2011, Member of the Provincial Council of the Central Indian Province of the Society of the Divine Word.

 

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