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Eparchy of Faridabad

Archbishop Kuriakose Bharanikulangara
Archbishop Bharanikulangara
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Archbishop Kuriakose Bharanikulangara
Kristuraja Cathedral Church
Bhagat Singh Colony, Ballabgargh
Faridabad,Haryana, Office : 8A/13, W E A
Karol Bagh, New Delhi - 110005

Phone: 011 2581 2346
Fax :011 2581 2346
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Archbishop Mar Kuriakose Bharanikulangara was born on Feb. 1, 1959, in Karippassery under the Moozhikkulam forane. He did his seminary studies at the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Trikkakara (1973-1976); philosophy at St. Joseph's, Carmelgiri (1976-1979) and theology at the St. Joseph's Seminary, Aluva (1979-1983). He was ordained priest on Dec. 18, 1983.

He holds licentiate in canon law from Pontifical Lateran University, Rome (1989-90).

He has served as a diplomat of the Vatican for 18 years, including at the United Nations, Iraq, Jordan, Venezuela, Republic of Congo and Gabon.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him as bishop of Faridabad on March 6, 2012 and was ordained on May 26, 2012.
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