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“I write these lines as a spiritual leader, empathizing with the sentiments of millions of people at this moment… I write with love towards all, seeking a durable solution, praying for an end forever to the periodic darkness that envelops our dear nation…”

~ Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, wrote in a message to the people of Myanmar and the international community following the Feb. 1 military coup in the Southeast Asian nation.

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Bishop Lephonse Thomas Aquinas
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Bishop Lephonse Thomas Aquinas
Bishop's House,
Post Box No. 6,
Coimbatore 641 001,
Tamil Nadu, India

Phone: (91) 422-2390430, 422-2382806, 422-2305361, 91 9443039182
Fax :(91) 422-2394530
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Lephonse Thomas Aquinas was born on March 6, 1953, in Pillaithope near Kanyakumari in the diocese of Kottar. He was ordained priest on May 22, 1980. He was appointed bishop of Coimbatore on July 10, 2002, and episcopally ordained on Aug. 28, 2002. He was vicar-general of the diocese of Vellore before being appointed as bishop. Bishop Aquinas is also the chairman of the Tamil Nadu Bishops' Council's Commission for Basic Christian Communities.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Ambrose Mathalaimuthu (1980-2002)
  • Bishop C.M. Visuvasam (1972-1980)
  • Bishop Francis M. Savarimuthu (1950-1971)
  • Bishop B. Oubagaraswamy (1940-1949)
  • Bishop L. Bechu (1938-1940)
  • Bishop L. Tournier (1932-1938)
  • Bishop A. Roy (1903-1932)
  • Bishop J. Bardou (1874-1903)

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