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All you need to know about the Church in Myanmar

“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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Curial Bishop Sebastian Vaniyapurackal
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Curial Bishop Sebastian Vaniyapurackal
Major Archepiscopal Curia,
Mouth St. Thomas, P.O. Box 3110,
Kochi-682030, Kerala, India

Phone: (0484)235.2629; 235.2906
Fax :235.5010
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Sebastian Vaniyapurackal was born on March 29, 1967. He completed his school education from St. Louis L.P. School, Mundakayam, and St. Joseph High School, Peruvanthanam. Bishop Vaniyapurackal joined Mary Matha Minor Seminary, Podimattam, in 1982 for his priestly formation. He was ordained priest on Dec. 30, 1992. He served as assistant parish priest at St. George’s Forane Church, Kattappana. In 1995 he was appointed director, Yuvadeepti, Kanjhirapally. He was sent for higher studies in Rome in 2000 and obtained doctorate in canon law from Holy Cross University, Rome.

He was elected curia bishop while serving as Syro-Malabar major archiepiscopal vice chancellor at Mount St. Thomas.

Bishop Vaniyapurackal is the second curia bishop of the Syro-Malabar Church.

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