Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao – Elected as the new President of CCBI According to news received from the Secretariat of the Conference of the Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI), our dear Archbishop Filipe Neri Ferrao has been elected the next President of the Indian Bishops' Conference. The Plenary Assembly of the CCBI at which the election took place is still in session and His Grace is expected to return to Goa on the 14th instant. Archbishop Filipe Neri was the former Vice President of the CCBI from 2011 to 2017. He was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Goa and Daman at the age of 40, on 20 December, 1993. He was installed as the Archbishop of Goa and Daman on 21 March, 2004. He is presently the Chairman of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC) office of Education and Faith Formation (OEFF). The Archdiocese of Goa and Daman is overjoyed with this appointment and offers its Archbishop most cordial and respectful felicitations, invoking God's special blessings on his new and challenging responsibilities.