The Advisory Forum

Archbishop Felix Machado

Country: India Language: English, Hindi
Organizations: Roman Catholic Diocese of Vasai (India)
Expertise: Interreligious Dialogue Focus area: Religious Institution Religious affiliation: Christianity

Archbishop of Vasai , Roman Catholic Diocese of Vasai (India)

Archbishop Felix Anthony Machado was born on June 6, 1948 in Remedy in Vasai diocese. He was ordained a priest in October of 1976 in the diocese of Bombay. In May 1998 he was incardinated in the diocese of Vasai. He was appointed as the Archbishop of Nashik in January 2008 and was ordained in March 2008. He was later transferred to the diocese of Vasai and was installed in December of 2009.

Archbishop Machado worked as Undersecretary in the Pontifical Council for Interreligious Dialogue, Vatican, from 1999 to 2008. Presently, he serves as the chairperson for the Office for Interreligious Dialogue of the Federation of Asian (Catholic) Bishops' Conferences (FABC); and as chairperson for Office for Interreligious Dialogue of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CBCI).