82 G.C. Road, Tuticorin-628001,
Tamil Nadu, India
Phone: (0461)2320.035 Fax :2327.710
Bishop Stephen Antony Pillai was born in Keezha Manakudy, diocese of Kottar, on June 22, 1952, and was ordained priest on May 7, 1979, for the diocese of Vellore. He entered Santhome Minor Seminary, Chennai, in 1969. He did his philosophy at Arul Anandar College, Madurai and theology at St. Paul’s Seminary, Tiruchirapalli. He also studied in St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore, and later moved to Urbanian University, Rome.
He served the diocese in the following ministries: assistant parish priest in Chetpet (1979-1980); parish priest in Thachanbali (1983-1986).
He was visiting professor at Don Bosco Major Seminary, Chennai, and Pallottine Major Seminary, Mysore (2016-2017). Since 2017, he is the director of the dDiocesan Retreat Centre, and visiting professor at St. Paul’s Seminary, Tiruchirapalli.