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Apostolic Administrator Bosco Puthur
Bishop Puthur
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Apostolic Administrator Bosco Puthur
Major Archbishop's House,
P.O. Box 2580, Kochi-682031,
Kerala, India

Phone: (0484)235.2629; 235.2906

Pope Francis appointed Bishop Bosco Puthur was apostolic administrator of Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese on Dec. 7. 2023.

After primary education at St. John's School in Parappur, Bishop Puthur joined Minor Seminary in Thope on June 19, 1962.

He studied at St. Joseph's Pontifical Seminary, Alwaye. In 1965, he went to Propaganda Fide College in Rome.

Bishop Puthur was ordained for Trichur diocese on March 27, 1971.

He later studied dogmatic theology at the Catholic University of Leuven.

He has held following posts: assistant vicar in Ollur (1976), prefect at Minor Seminary (1976), professor at St. Joseph’s Seminary, (1977-1992), rector at Minor Seminary (1992-95), and proto-syncellus of the archdiocese (1995-1999).

He has served as cathedral vicar (1999).

On Jan. 11, 2014, he was appointed as the first bishop of the newly erected Syro-Malabar Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne and Apostolic Visitor of New Zealand.

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