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Archdiocese of Madurai

Archbishop Antony Pappusamy
Archbishop Pappusamy
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Archbishop Antony Pappusamy
Archbishop's House,
K. Pudur, Madurai-625 007,
Tamil Nadu, India

Phone: (91) 452-2566198, (91) 452-2563330
Fax :(91) 452-2563330
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Antony Pappusamy was born on Oct. 1, 1949, in Marambady in Dindigul diocese. He was ordained priest on July 7, 1976, and ordained titular bishop of Zaba on Feb. 4, 1999. He was appointed the first bishop of Dindigul on Nov. 10, 2003.

He was the auxiliary bishop of Madurai archdiocese before becoming the bishop of Dindigul. He is the chairman of Tamil Nadu Bishops' Council's commission for clergy and religious.

On July 25, 2014, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Pappusamy as the archbishop of Madurai.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Peter Fernando (2003 - 2014 retired)
  • Archbishop Marianus Arokiasamy (1987-2003 )
  • Archbishop Casimir Gnanadickam, SJ (1984 -1987)
  • Archbishop Justin Diraviam (1967-1984 )
  • Archbishop M. John Peter Leonard, SJ (1938-1967)
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