Rev. Dr. Francis Gonsalves S.J. (58) is appointed as the Executive Secretary to the CCBI Commission for Theology and Doctrine.  He is currently the Professor of systematic theology Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune and a member of the Society of Jesus, Gujrat Province. The appointment was made by the 79 Executive Committee meeting of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) held on 1 May, 2018, Bangalore.

Rev. Dr. Francis Gonsalves has taught at Vidyajyoti College, Delhi, for 18 years, being Principal for 4 years. He has lectured at the Sogang University, South Korea, the Jesuit School of Theology, Berkeley, and other faculties. He has authored 6 books, edited 6, and publishes regularly in India and abroad. He was ordained priest in Gandhinagar, Gujarat, on 20 December, 1992, and continued ministry among tribals in Zhankhvav, up to June 1994.

Rev. Dr. Gonsalves is a prolific author and has received an award in 2001 for Contextual Philosophy and Theology for the paper, “Gods of War and Wars of God: Religions and Violence in Contemporary Society.” The paper was presented at the Missio 30th anniversary function on November 3, 2001, at the Missionswissenschaftliches Institut, Aachen, Germany.

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