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Diocese of Tura

Auxiliary Bishop Jose Chirackal
Bishop Chirackal
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Auxiliary Bishop Jose Chirackal
Bishop's House,
P.B. 10, West Garo Hills Dt.,
Tura-794001, Meghalaya, India

Phone: (03651)222.370
Fax :221.318

Bishop Jose Chirackal was born on July 14, 1960, Ernakulam district of Kerala.

After schooling in Kerala, he joined the Tura diocese in 1976 and ordained a priest for Tura on December 29, 1987.

He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from St. Anthony’s College, Shillong, and a Licentiate and Doctorate in Canon Law from Roma, in 1995.

According to a press note from the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, he served the diocese as a parish priest, headmaster of schools and rector of St. Peter’s Minor Seminary. He also served as Procurator, Chancellor, Judicial Vicar, and Diocesan Spokesperson.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop George Mamalassery (1979 - 2007)
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