Eminent educationist and Archbishop Emeritus of Kolkata Henry Sebastian D’Souza passed away on Monday following age-associated illness.

He was ninety and handed away in his home peacefully, Archbishop Thomas D’Souza stated. Lively in Church-related work, he become the Archbishop of Kolkata from 1986 until his retirement in 2002.

D’Souza became 9aaf3f374c58e8c9dcdd1ebf10256fa5 the world over as he changed into the Archbishopwhilst Mom Teresa died. Later on he performed a crucial role in initiating the method of canonising her as saint. At some point of his lifetime, he had served as the president of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India and secretary trendy of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences.

Known as an educationist, he had additionally performed a prime role in founding the Sacred HeartFaculty in Kharagpur metropolis. He had also served as the Bishop of Cuttack-Bhubaneswar. “Emeritus Archbishop of Kolkata Henry D’Souza just passed away. A whole lot cherished educationist and guy of God. Buddy of our own family. RIP,” Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien said in a tweet.