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India, Archdiocese of Goa, Roman Catholic Priesthood Candidates, 1724-1996
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Goa, Daman and Diu, India
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Record Description
Record Type Catholic Priesthood Candidates
Collection years 1724-1996
Languages Portuguese
Title in the Language: Índia, Arquidiocese de Goa, sacerdócio católico romano, 1724-1996
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Archive of the Archdiocese in Panaji, Goa, India

What is in This Collection?[edit | edit source]

This collection contains dossiers, or detailed documents, of any candidates that were appointed to or achieved advancement in the Roman Catholic priesthood in the Archdiocese of Goa, India. The collection will include records from 1724-1996. These documents are written in Portuguese and include proclamations of worthiness, pedigrees, baptismal records, completion of studies, and other forms. The original records are located in the Archive of the Archdiocese in Panaji, Goa, India. The Archdiocese of Goa presently comprises Goa, Daman, Diu, Dadra and Nagar Haveli in India.

A diocese is a region directed by a bishop. A diocese is then divided into parishes which are overseen by a parish priest. An archdiocese is more substantial than a diocese and is presided over by an archbishop. After the Portuguese established the State of Portuguese India the Catholic Church began to keep records. The capitol seat moved to Goa after 1510 and the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Goa and Daman was organized. Portugal retained governmental control in its Indian territories until the mid-1900s.

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What Can These Records Tell Me?[edit | edit source]

The following information may be found in these records:

  • Name of Candidate
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Parents’ Names
  • Date and Place of Baptism
  • Godparents’ Names
  • Name and Place of Seminary

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How Do I Search This Collection?[edit | edit source]

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