Kolkata, June 27 (IANS) Emeritus Archbishop of Kolkata Henry D’Souza, a friend of Mother Teresa, died of age-related illness here on Monday. He was 90.
“Henry D’Souza, 90, a founding member of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conferences (FABC), passed away at his residence,” Archbishop Thomas D’Souza said.A
His funeral mass will be held at St. Thomas Parish on June 30.
Henry D’Souza who headed the Archdiocese of Calcutta during 1986-2002, played an instrumental role in fast-tracking Mother Teresa’s canonisation process.
“Saddened at the passing of former Archbishop of Kolkata Henry D’Souza. May his soul rest in peace,” tweeted West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee.
“Emeritus Archbishop of Kolkata Henry D’Souza just passed away. Much loved educationist and man of God. Friend of our family. RIP,” Trinamool Congress MP Derek O’Brien said in a tweet.