Father Franklin To Be New Youth Secretary


altBANGALORE, May 25 (Daijiworld): Father Franklin Philip D’Souza has been appointed as the new secretary of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India’s (CBCI) Commission for Youth.

He will also be the new national director of Indian National Youth Commission (ICYM).


Bishop Leo Cornelio of Bhopal made this announcement on May 24, the feast day of Mary Help of Christians.


“Father Franklin will assume charge on August 15,” said Father Alwyn D’Souza, current secretary of CBCI Commission for Youth.


Born on October 22, 1973, Father Franklin was ordained as a priest on May 10, 1999. He obtained his bachelor’s degree from Bangalore University, masters in History from Mysore University, Bachelor of Philosophy (B Ph) and Master of Theology (M Th) from St Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore.


From 2008, he has been serving as a Karnataka regional youth director of ICYM and the Youth Commission. He also renders service to the prisoners of Central Jail, Bangalore and is a member of Prison Ministry of India.