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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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Eparchy of Mavelikara

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Bishop Joshua Ignathios
Bishop Ignathios
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Bishop Joshua Ignathios
Amalagiri Catholic Bishop's House
Punnamoodu, Mavelikara- 690 101,
Alleppey District,
Kerala, India

Phone: +91 479-2344082, 91 9447141642
Fax :+91 479 2344083
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Joshua Mar Ignathios was born on May 24, 1950, at Kottarakkara in Kollam district of Kerala. He joined St. Aloysius Seminary Trivandrum in 1967 and had his philosophy and theology training at St. Joseph's Seminary, Thiruchirapally, Tamil Nadu, from 1970 to 1978. He was ordained priest on April 2, 1978. He has served in the parishes at Kirathoor, Manjathoppu, Vimalapuram, Susaipuram.

Father Koshy Varghese was appointed vicar of the mission stations at Padi, Perampur and Thiruvottiyoor in Chennai in 1983.

In May 1996, he was appointed vicar general of archeparchy of Trivandrum. On April 15, 1998, he was appointed auxiliary bishop of the archeparchy of Trivandrum by Pope John Paul II. He was ordained after the name Joshua Mar Ignathios on June 29, 1998.

Mar Ignathios served as president Kerala Catholic Bishop's Council. He also chaired various commissions.

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