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“I write these lines as a spiritual leader, empathizing with the sentiments of millions of people at this moment… I write with love towards all, seeking a durable solution, praying for an end forever to the periodic darkness that envelops our dear nation…”

~ Cardinal Charles Maung Bo, Archbishop of Yangon, wrote in a message to the people of Myanmar and the international community following the Feb. 1 military coup in the Southeast Asian nation.

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Diocese of Shamshabad

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Bishop Raphael Thattil
Bishop Thattil
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Bishop Raphael Thattil
St. Mary’s Syro – Malabar Catholic Church
Prem Nagar, Sy. No.76/60-62,
Opp. Manchi School, Keshogiri P.O.,
RCI Road, Balapur – 500005, R.R. Dist.

Phone: (0)8639621346, (0)9446619255
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Raphael Thattil was born on April 21, 1956, in Trichur in Kerala. He had his priestly formation at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor. After his ordination in Dec. 21, 1980, he served as assistant vicar at Aranattukara (1981), vice chancellor of Curia (1988), vice rector of Minor Seminary (1991), director of Catechism (1992-1995), chancellor and eparchial judge (1995-2000) and syncellus and protosyncellus . He was appointed auxiliary bishop of Trichur and titular bishop of Buruni before he and was ordained bishop on April 10, 2010.

On Oct.10, 2017, he was appointed as the first bishop of Shamshabad diocese.

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