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Bishop Jeevanandam Amalanathan
Bishop Amalanathan
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Bishop Jeevanandam Amalanathan
Bishop's House, P.O. Box 3,
Kamaraj Street, Kumbakonam-612001,
Thanjavur Dt., Tamil Nadu, India

Phone: (0435)2421.525
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Pope Francis appointed Father Jeevanandam Amalanathan as bishop of Kumbakonam on Jan.13, 2024.

Bishop Amalanathan was born on April, 2, 1963, in Michaelpatti. He studied at Sacred Heart Minor Seminary in Kumbakonam and Sacred Heart Major Seminary in Chennai. He has secured a doctorate in pastoral theology from Pontifical Lateran University, Rome.

Bishop Amalanathan was ordained a priest on May 6, 1990, for Kumbakonam diocese.

He has held the following offices: deputy parish priest at Ammanpet (1990-1991); prefect of the minor seminary (1991-1992); parish priest in Fatimapuram (1992-1993) and Kabisthalam (1993-1998); professor at Sacred Heart Major Seminary, (1998-2002 and 2008-2014); rector and parish priest of Basilica of Poondi (2015-2016); and since 2016 he has served as vicar-general of Kumbakonam.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Francis Anthonysamy (31 May 2008 Appointed - 13 Jan 2024 Retired)
  • Bishop Peter Remigius (1990 - 2007)
  • Bishop D. Paul Arulswamy (1955-1988)
  • Bishop Peter Francis (1931-1955)
  • Bishop M.A. Xavier (1930-1931)
  • Bishop Marie Augustine Chapuis (1913-1930)

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