Chattogram Archbishop Moses M Costa passes away

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13th July, 2020 03:33:27 printer

Chattogram Archbishop Moses M Costa passes away

Catholic archbishop Moses M Costa

Catholic archbishop Moses M Costa in Chittagong died while undergoing treatment at Square Hospital in Dhaka on Monday morning.

According to the Chittagong Catholic Archdiocese, the archbishop breathed his last at 9:20 am. He was 70.

On July 9, he suffered a major brain stroke and was put on life support two days later.

The archbishop’s body will be taken to Tejgaon Church from Square Hospital.    

The burial will be held in the church premises around 3:30pm tomorrow, said the Vicar Gen of Chattogram.

Previously, on June 13, Moses was admitted to Square Hospital with severe respiratory problems and the following day he was tested positive for Covid-19. Later, he recovered from the viral disease.

Bishop Moses M Costa is the first ‘Metropolitan Archbishop’ of Chittagong. He was appointed on February 2, 2017, as Pope Francis elevated the Chittagong diocese to the status of Metropolitan Archdiocese.


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