Major Archepiscopal Curia,
Mouth St. Thomas, P.O. Box 3110,
Kochi-682030, Kerala, India
Phone: (0484)235.2629; 235.2906
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.