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Archdiocese of Kottayam

Auxiliary Bishop Jose Pandarasseril
Bishop Pandarasseril
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Auxiliary Bishop Jose Pandarasseril
Sreepuram Bishop's House,
Pallikunnu P. O., Kannur-670 004,
Kerala, India

Phone: +91 497-2701333, 2707835, 2702133, +91 9447598242 (mob)
Fax :+91 497-2708333
Email: [email protected]; [email protected]

Bishop Mar Jose Pandarasseril was born on April 18, 1961, at Ettumanoor, Kottayam in Kerala. He completed his philosophical and theological studies at St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary, Mangalore, and was ordained priest on Dec. 28, 1987. He studied canon law at Santa Croce University in Rome and took a licentiate degree in 1995. Syro Malabar Synod has chosen him as the auxiliary bishop of the archdiocese of Kottayam and Pope Benedict XVI assigned him the titular Episcopal See of “Castello di Ripa” on Sept. 21, 2006. He was consecrated as a bishop on Oct. 28, 2006. He is the Member, Synodal Commission for Catechism and chairman of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council commission for youth.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Mar Kuriakose Kunnacherry (1974-2006)
  • Bishop Mar Thomas Tharayil (1951-1974)
  • Bishop Mar Alexander Chulaparambil (1914-1951)
  • Bishop Mar Mathew Makil (1896-1914)
  • Bishop Charles Lavigne (1887-1896)
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