Archbishop Emeritus Stanislaus Fernandes, SJ, was born October 8, 1939 in Ahmedabad, Gujarat. At the age of 28, he was ordained a Catholic Priest on March 23, 1968 and he professed into the Society of Jesus on August 15, 1973. He was appointed Bishop of Ahmedabad on May 21, 1990 and was ordained on August 24, 1990. Cardinal Simon Ignatius Pimenta was the Principal Consecrator. He was appointed Archbishop of Gandhinagar on November 11, 2002 and retired in September 2015.
Besides English, he Hindi, Gujarati and Spanish.
He is keenly interested in supporting missionary work and bringing Christ to the poor and marginalized.