45 Varanasi Cantt.
221002, U.P., India
Phone: (0542)250.27.61; 250.42.35
Email: [email protected]
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Pope Francis appointed Father Eugene Joseph the bishop of Varanasi on May 30, 2015 Saturday.
A priest of Varanasi, he was the diocesan administrator of Varanasi at the time of appointment as the bishop.
Bishop Joseph was born on October 18, 1958 in Madurai archdiocese and studied theology in St. Charles seminary in Nagpur as a seminarian of Varanasi diocese.
He was ordained a priest in April 10, 1985, following which he took up several vital ministries in the diocese including serving as parish priest, principal of colleges and rector of diocesan minor seminary.
He holds a graduation in education from Gorakhpur University, Masters in English from Mahatma Gandhi K.V. University in Varanasi and Masters in Business Administration from Townsend School of Business, New York.
Since December 2013, he was the administrator of the diocese.