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Peter Machado[1] is an Indian prelate of the Roman Catholic Church. He was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Bangalore by Pope Francis and was installed in May 2018 as Archbishop of Bangalore.[2][3]

The Most Rev. Dr. Peter Machado

Metropolitan Archbishop
Appointed19 March 2018
Installed31 May 2018
PredecessorBernard Moras
Ordination8 December 1978
by William Leonard D'Mello
Consecration30 March 2006
by Bernard Moras
Personal details
Born (1954-05-26) 26 May 1954 (age 65)
Honnavar, Uttara Kannada, India
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Peter Machado
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Reference styleThe Most Reverend
Spoken styleYour Grace
Religious styleMonsignor
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Archbishop Peter Machado was born on May 26, 1954, in Honnavar. He was ordained a priest on December 8, 1978, for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Karwar, which had been created in 1976. He holds a doctorate in Canon Law from Pontifical Urban University, Rome, Italy

He was appointed Bishop of Belgaum on February 2, 2006, and was ordained bishop on March 30 that year. Prior to his episcopal appointment, he completed doctoral studies in Rome in Canon Law and served as procurator, judicial vicar, consultor and secretary of the Karnataka Regional Bishops’ Laity Commission, based in Bangalore.[4]


  1. ^ "Rev. Dr. Peter Machado – The Common Man's Bishop". Indian Catholic Matters. 4 May 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  2. ^ "Bishop Peter Machado appointed as the Archbishop of Bangalore | CCBI". Retrieved 29 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Dr Peter Machado Installed as Archbishop of Bangalore". 2 June 2018. Retrieved 10 July 2018.
  4. ^ "Meet Archbishop-Designate of Bangalore Peter Machado". Indian Catholic Matters. 17 April 2018. Retrieved 29 August 2018.