Bishop Alwyn Barreto
Sindhudurg Maharashtra India
Known as the 'Smiling Bishop', Rev. Bishop Alwyn Barreto is the first bishop of our diocese since its formation. He was born on 22 December 1952, in Goa. He was ordained a priest on 13 October 1979 and was ordained a bishop on 5 October 2005 for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Sindhudurg.
Bishop Alwyn Barreto is known for his exemplary pastoral qualities and a heart on fire for God and the poor. Loved by many in the diocese and around the world, he is known for his holiness, humility and simplicity.