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Bishop Augustine Madathikunnel
Bishop Madathikunnel
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Bishop Augustine Madathikunnel
Bishop's House,
Khandwa-450001, M.P., India

Phone: (0733)2222.935

Pope Francis appointed Fr. Augustine Madathikunnel as Bishop of the Diocese of Khandwa until now Administrator of the same Diocese on Feb. 17, 2024.

Bishop Augustine Madathikunnel was born on July 9, 1963 in Koolivaya (Kerala), in the Diocese of Mananthavady. He studied Philosophy and Theology at St. Charles Seminary in Nagpur and was ordained a priest on April 18, 1994 for the Diocese of Khandwa.

He held the following positions: assistant parish priest in Sirpur (1994-1996); Secretary to the Bishop and Teacher at St. Thomas School (1996-1997); Licentiate in Moral Theology at the Pontifical Alphonsian Academy in Rome (1997-1999); Secretary to the Bishop (1999-2000); Rector of St. Pius Seminary and Administrator of St. Pius School (2000-2010); Secretary to the Bishop and Diocesan Bursar (2010-2018); Parish Priest of St. Anne (2018-2021); since 2021, Diocesan Administrator of Khandwa.

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