Fr João Batista de Sousa was a Diocesan Priest who worked as the Vicar in the Church of the Immaculate Conception in Panjim, Goa. The Immaculate Conception Church at Panjim, Goa was built in 1600. He was also the Professor of Canon Law at the Rachol Seminary. He was a native of Merces, Goa. He passed away in 1920 at Merces, Goa.