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Sad demise of Archbishop Dominic Jala SDB

By Fr. Joaquim Fernandes SDB
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Mumbai, Oct. 12. Most Rev. Dominic Jala S.D.B. (68), Archbishop of Shillong, Meghalaya, passed away in a car accident at Colusa County, Oakland, California, USA.
Archbishop Jala was born on 12 July, 1951 and ordained priest on 19 November 1977 for Salesians of St. John Bosco. His motto 'To grow in the unity of the Holy Spirit'.

At the age of 48 he was appointed as the Archbishop of Shillong on 22 December, 1999 and ordained Archbishop on 4 April 2000 by Archbishop Thomas Menamparampil,SDB the then Archbishop of Guwahati. In 2016 he was appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of Nongstoin diocese, Meghalaya. He was a Salesian for 50 years, a Priest for 42 years, and an Archbishop for 19 years. He was also the Provincial of the  Salesian Province of Guwahati.

He is the Chairman of the CCBI Commission for Liturgy from 2015 onwards and the member of the International Commission on English in the Liturgy (ICEL). He was also served CCBI from 2003 to 2007 as the Chairman of the CCBI Commission for Liturgy.

May His Soul Rest in Peace. Our condolences on behalf of the Salesian Provincial Conference of South Asia (SPCSA)  to all his bereaved family members.  


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