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Bishop Ambrose Puthenveettil
Bishop Puthenveettil
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Bishop Ambrose Puthenveettil
Bishop's House,
Kottapuram-680667,
Kerala, India

Phone: (0488)2802.165; 2802.865
Fax :2802.865

Pope Francis appointed Msgr. Ambrose Puthenveettil as bishop of Kottapuram on Nov. 30, 2023.

Bishop Puthenveettil was born on Aug. 21, 1967, in Palliport in the diocese of Kottapuram. He studied philosophy at Saint Peter’s Pontifical Institute in Bangalore and theology at the Collegium Canisianum in Innsbruck, Austria. He was awarded a licentiate in pastoral theology at the Leopold-Franzens-Universität in Innsbruck and a doctorate in missiology at the Pontifical Urbanian University in Rome.

He was ordained a priest on June 11, 1995, for the diocese of Kottapuram.

He has held the following offices: secretary to the bishop (1995-1996); substitute at Saint Vincent Ferrer (1996); deputy parish priest of Saint Don Bosco (1996-1998); vice rector of the Saint Francis Assisi Major Seminary (1998-2001); deputy parish priest of Our Lady of Snow (2007-2008); professor at Saint Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary in Aluva (2008-2014); vice-rector of Saint Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary in Aluva (2014-2017); rector of Saint Antony’s Minor Seminary (2017-2019); parish priest of Saint Michael’s Cathedral and vicar forane (2019-2022); and since 2022, rector of Saint Antony’s Shrine.

Msgr. Ambrose Puthenveettil was ordained as bishop of Kottapuram on Jan. 20, 2024.

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