P.O. Box 4804, Alleppey-688012,
Kerala State, India
Email: [email protected]
Bishop James Anaparambil was born in Chellanam in the diocese of Alleppey on March 7, 1962. He completed his religious studies at the Major Seminary, Alwaye, and studied biblical theology in Rome at the Pontifical Urbanian University, where he obtained a doctorate. He also holds a masters in Judaism from the Pontifical Gregorian University. He was ordained priest for the diocese of Alleppey on Dec. 17, 1986.
He served the diocese in the following ministries: chaplain, St. Thomas Parish, Thumply (1986-1987) and prefect and procurator, Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Maithara, Alleppey (1989-1993). Currently, he is in charge of the revision of the Malayalam translation of the Bible at Pastoral Orientation Centre, Ernakulam. He was also member of the College of Consultors of the diocese of Alleppey.
Pope Francis selected him to the august position on Dec. 7, 2017, and Bishop Anaparambil received episcopal ordination on Feb. 11, 2018.