St. Joseph's Church,
Sagar Road, Shimoga -577 204,
Phone: 08182-245 126(P), 08182 256 549
Fax :+91 8182-256549
Email: [email protected]
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Bishop Mar Joseph Arumachadath, MCBS, was born on April 10, 1960, in Uppukandam in Idukki diocese. He joined the Missionary Congregation of the Blessed Sacrament in 1978 and was ordained priest on May 7, 1988.
He did his philosophical studies at St. Joseph's Pontifical Seminary, Alwaye, and theology at Jnanadeep Vidyadeep in Pune, Maharashtra. He earned a doctorate in dogmatic theology from Leuven University (Belgium) and has published his thesis on "Church as Community of Jesus' Disciples." He served as a retreat preacher and later as secretary to the MCBS superior general before being named rector of the MCBS minor seminary in Athirampuzha, Kerala. From 2002 to 2005, he headed the MCBS' Emmaus province. He was appointed the first bishop of Bhadravathi when the diocese was created on Aug. 21, 2007, and he was ordained bishop on Oct. 25, 2007.