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Former Archbishop of Colombo Dr Oswald Gomis passes away


Most Reverend Dr. Oswald Gomis, Former Archbishop of Colombo, passed away today morning. He was 90 years.

He was born on the 12th of December 1932 and ordained a Priest of the Archdiocese of Colombo, on the 3rd of February 1958.

On the 9th of April 1968, he was appointed as the Auxiliary Bishop of Colombo and was ordained on the 17th of July 1968.

After 27 years of service to the Archdiocese of Colombo, he was appointed as the Bishop of Anuradhapura in November 1995.

He took over duties as the Archbishop of Colombo in July 2002, succeeding late Rt. Rev. Dr. Nicholas Marcus Fernando, the then Archbishop of Colombo.

He also held the post of Chancellor of the University of Colombo from 2002 and 2021.

He retired as the Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Colombo, on the 16th of June 2009.

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