New Primate for North India

The Bishop in Amritsar, PK Samataroy, was elected 13th moderator of the Church of North India.

The 15th General Synod of the Church of North India has elected the Bishop in Amritsar, the Rt. Rev. Pradeep Kumar Samantaroy, to be the church’s 13th moderator and primate. Meeting at Sherwood College, Nainital last week Bishop Samantaroy, the church’s deputy moderator, was elected to a three year term of office in succession to the Most Rev. Philip P. Marandih, the Bishop in Patna.

The Church of North India has 28 dioceses in the northern half of the country and maintains 580 schools, 61 hospitals and 17 colleges including Delhi’s St Stephen’s College.

In a statement given to the media upon his return to Amritsar, Bishop Samataroy said he would seek to spread the “Word and Love of Jesus Christ through Unity, Witness and Service” by “Providing hostels and technical education to the youth and also upholding the Rights of Women, Children, dalits and tribals would be my top priority.”

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