Archbishop of Chattogram Most Rev. Moses M. Costa, CSC diagnosed positive for COVID-19 on 14 June 2020 after he was admitted to Square Hospital, Dhaka with severe illness. This news came as a shock to the Catholic community in Bangladesh as well as his friends and well-wishers around the world. Archbishop of Yangon, Myanmar, and also the President of FABC, Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, SDB expressed as quoted “The news comes as a shock because Archbishop Moses has been a proactive prelate working tirelessly for the welfare of his sheep during the lockdown.” He has also ensured prayer for the recovery of Archbishop Moses Costa, CSC on behalf of all the bishops and faithful of ASIA.

The Archbishop’s improvement is very slow. His SpO2 level is fructuating so, the artificial oxygen dependence once decreases, again rise! The Archbishop is still under the close observation at the FSU unit. Archbishop Moses Costa, CSC needs continuous prayers of the faithful. He was admitted to Square Hospital on 13 June with severe weakness, cough, and fever. On the following day, he was diagnosed with Covid-19 positive.

  1. The Vicar General of Chattogram Archdiocese Fr. Leonard C. Rebeiro first confirmed that Archbishop Moses Costa, CSC is diagnosed positive with Covid-19 while he was presiding the online mass on Sunday, 14 June 2020 at the Archbishop’s House Chapel, Chattogram. He requested everyone to pray for the speedy recovery of the Archbishop. International and National Medias took the issue very seriously and covered news from various aspects. The followings are some links collected by Mr. Rock Ronald Rozario, the Head of UCANews in Bangladesh.


Vatican News


Catholic San Francisco



Matters India

Living In Faith


DD News

Catholic Herald, Madison (Check the bottom area: Recent CNS Headlines, also copied following)

Bangladesh archbishop hospitalized, in critical condition with COVID-19

DHAKA, Bangladesh (CNS) — Archbishop Moses Costa of Chittagong has tested positive for COVID-19 and is in critical condition in a private hospital in Dhaka, reported He was admitted to the hospital on June 13, Father Leonard C. Rebeiro, vicar general of the archdiocese, said June 14. Archbishop Costa, 70, is the first known member of senior Catholic clergy in Bangladesh to be infected with the coronavirus. Two high-profile politicians, both over 70, have died of the virus, reported. Archbishop Costa is secretary-general of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of Bangladesh and chairman of the Catholic Bishops’ Health Care Commission. Chittagong was among the first of the eight Catholic dioceses in Bangladesh to issue COVID-19 health guidelines and closed all churches for public liturgy even before Bangladesh declared a nationwide shutdown March 26. Bangladesh lifted the shutdown May 31 and, since then, all dioceses except Chittagong have opened churches for public liturgy, including Masses.

Dhaka Tribune

New Age

RVA Bangla

BD Christian News

DC News

Red Times


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