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Bishop Francis Anthonysamy
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Bishop Francis Anthonysamy
Bishop's House,
P.B. No.3, Kumbakonam - 612 001,
Thanjavur District, Tamil Nadu, India

Phone: (91) 435-2432232; (91) 435-2431927
Fax :(91) 435-2423679
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Francis Anthonysamy was born on April 15, 1946, in Illupur in Thanjavur diocese. He was ordained priest on Aug. 2, 1974. He was appointed bishop on May 31, 2008, and was installed on July 9, 2008. Before becoming bishop, he was parish priest of Our Lady of Velankanni Basilica in Thanjavur diocese.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • 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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