Gracias, Oswald
Order in College: Cardinal Priest
With Title: S. Paolo della Croce a "Corviale"
Native Country: India
Appointed by: Benedict XVI on 24 November 2007
Ecclesiastical Office:  Archbishop of Bombay 
Papal Elector: Eligible; Ineligible on 24 December 2024

Oswald Gracias was born 24 December 1944 in Mumbai, India. He attended the Seminary of St. Pius X, Bombay, and was ordained a priest on 20 December 1970. He studied at the Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome, 1976-1982, obtaining a doctorate in canon law and a diploma in jurisprudence. On 28 June 1997, he was appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay, and Titular Bishop of Bladia. He was ordained Bishop on 16 September 1997. On 7 September 2000, he was appointed Archbishop of Agra, India. He was appointed Archbishop of Bombay on 14 October 2006, and installed 14 December 2006. He was elevated to Cardinal, 24 November 2007, by Pope Benedict XVI.