Catholic Archbishop's House,
Bishop Palace Road, P.O. Box 706,
Thrissur-680005, Kerala, India
Phone: (0487)2333.325; 2333.542, 09744787865
Email: [email protected]
Auxiliary Bishop Tony Neelankavil was born on July 23, 1967. He belongs to Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral Church, Trichur. He joined St. Mary’s Minor Seminary, Trichur, in 1984 and completed his philosophical and theological studies at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, and was ordained priest on Dec. 27, 1993, by Archbishop Mar Joseph Kundukulam. After his ordination, he was appointed assistant parish priest at St. Antony's Forane Church, Ollur, and St. Thomas Forane Church, Palayoor. In 1995, the bishop-elect was sent to Leuven for higher studies in Catholic University, Leuven and obtained a licentiate and doctorate in theology. In 2002, he was appointed animator of theology students, spiritual father, lecturer and dean of studies at Marymatha Major Seminary, Trichur. In March 2017, he was appointed rector of the same seminary. The Bishop is a well-known orator, writer and theologian.