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Bishop Lourdu Anandam
Bishop Anandam
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Bishop Lourdu Anandam
Bishop's House,
Britto Nagar, Melur Rd.,
Sivagangai-630561,
Tamil Nadu, India

Phone: (04575)246.744

Pope Francis appointed Father Lourdu Anandam as bishop of Sivagangai on Sept. 21, 2023.

Bishop Anandam was born on Aug. 15, 1958, in Thiruvarangam in Tamil Nadu.
After studying philosophy at Arul Anandar College in Madurai and theology at St. Paul’s Seminary in Tiruchirappalli, he obtained a doctorate in systematic theology from the Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg (Germany). He was ordained a priest on April 6, 1986, for Madurai archdiocese.

He held the following positions: secretary to the Archbishop of Madurai (1986-1989); parish priest of Sacred Heart, Kodaikanal (1995-1999); professor of theology at the Sacred Heart Seminary in Chennai (1999-2004); editor-in-chief of Tamil Catholic weekly Nam Vazhvu (2004-2011) and rector of St. Peter’s Seminary in Madurai (2011-2014).

From 2014 until now he has been parish priest of Holy Rosary, vicar forane of the Madurai South Vicariate, director of the Pastoral Center and coordinator of the archdiocesan commissions.

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