Bishop's House, Fatimanagar
Warangal - 506 004
Phone: 0870-2459128 , 0870-2459332(P)
Email: [email protected]
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Bishop Udumala Bala Showreddy was born in Ghanpur in Andhra Pradesh in 1954 and was ordained priest in 1979.
As a priest of Warangal diocese, Bishop Bala has served in several pastoral and administrative roles, most recently as deputy-secretary general of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CCBI), Bangalore.
He holds a doctorate in moral theology from Alphonsianum, Rome. He taught moral theology at St. John’s Regional Seminary, Hyderabad, from 1994 to 2006.
The announcement of his appointment as bishop was made public in Rome on April 13, 2013.
This is the first appointment made by Pope Francis after he took over as the head of the Catholic Church on March 13, 2013.