First national bishop of Church of Bangladesh passes away

by CWM

Date: October 10 – November 21, 2019

Bangladesh’s first national bishop and the former moderator of the Church of Bangladesh, bishop Barnabas D. Mondal, passed away on 29 June in Dhaka. Ordained as a priest in the former Anglican Church in East Pakistan in 1964, he was consecrated as the first national bishop of the Church of Bangladesh in February 1975. Bishop B.D Mondal actively participated in the Asian and Bangladesh ecumenical movement, was instrumental in initiating the Bangladesh Ecumenical Foundation and Association for Theological Education (BEEFAT). He was also serving in various committees of the East Asia Christian Conference (EACC), the forerunner of the Christian Conference of Asia (CCA).

Over the span of almost 30 years as Moderator of COB, he encouraged active participation of lay leaders in COB congregations and was known for his support of theological education in South Asia.

Photo from Christian Conference of Asia.

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