In October 2011 he succeeded Archbishop Paulinus Costa as Archbishop of Dhaka. He is also the president of Catholic Bishops' Conference of Bangladesh. Along with Archbishop D'Rozario, Pope Francis on Sunday promoted 16 other Roman Catholic prelates from around the world to rank of cardinal, including 13 who are under 80 years old. Naming new cardinals is one of the most significant powers of the papacy, allowing a pontiff to put his stamp on the future of the 1.2bn-member global Church.
Congratulations and blessings upon Archbishop Patrick D’Rozario, C.S.C., of Dhaka, Bangladesh for today being named a cardinal of the ChurchOctober 9, 2016
Bangladesh; el primer cardenal y el viaje anunciado https://t.co/7NmBcDwsSQ @la_stampa — Vatican Insider (ES) (@vatican_es) October 9, 2016The other cardinal-electors come from Italy, the Central African Republic, Spain, the United States, Brazil, Venezuela, Belgium, Mauritius, Mexico and Papua New Guinea.