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Archdiocese of Hyderabad

Archbishop Thumma Bala
Archbishop Bala
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Archbishop Thumma Bala
Archbishop's House,
9-1-17/1, Sardar Patel Road,
Secunderabad - 500 003,
Andhra Pradesh, India

Phone: (91) 40-27805545
Fax :(91) 40-27718089
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Archbishop Thumma Bala was born on April 24, 1944, in Narimetta, Warangal diocese. He was ordained priest on Dec. 21, 1970. Pope John Paul II appointed him bishop of Warangal on Nov. 17, 1986, and he was installed on March 12, 1987. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him archbishop of Hyderabad on March 12, 2011. His installation took place on May 5 the same year.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Marampudi Joji (2000-2010)
  • Bishop Samineni Arulappa (1972-2000)
  • Bishop Mark Gopu (1953-1971)
  • Alphonsus Beretta, PIME (1950-1953)
  • Bishop Dennis Vismara, PIME (1909-1948)
  • Bishop Peter Vigano, PIME (1897-1908)
  • Bishop Peter Caprotti, PIME (1882-1897)
  • Bishop Domenico Barbero, PIME, Vicar Apostolic (1870-1881)
  • Most Rev Daniel Murphym, Vicar Apostolic (1845-1869)
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