|Title||Cardinal Archbishop of Ranchi|
|Period in office||August 7, 1985 —present|
|Previous post||Archbishop of Ranchi, India|
|Created cardinal||October 21, 2003|
|Date of birth||October 15, 1939|
|Place of birth||Chainpur, India|
|Styles of |
Telesphore Placidus Toppo
|Reference style||His Eminence|
|Spoken style||Your Eminence|
Telesphore Placidus Toppo (born 15 October 1939, Chainpur, Jharkhand, India) is a Cardinal Priest and Archbishop of Ranchi in the Roman Catholic Church. He is the first Adivasi (tribal) Indian to be created a Cardinal.
Early life and ordination
After a stint at Torpa, (Jharkhand) as Headmaster of St Joseph's School and Director of the Lievens Vocational Center, Toppo was ordained bishop for the diocese of Dumka (7 October 1978) and soon transferred to Ranchi (Capital city of the Jharkhand state) as Archbishop (1985). A polyglot, Toppo speaks Oraon, Hindi, Sadri, English, and Italian.
Toppo is current president of CBCI (Catholic Bishops' Conference of India).
Eucharist and mission work
He pronounced a speech on the Eucharist and mission work at the Eucharistic cognress of Quebec. 
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