Srikakulam-532001, A.P., India
Phone: (08942)223.265 Fax :222.940
On 16 July 2019, Pope Francis appointed Father Vijaya Kumar Rayarala, regional superior of the P.I.M.E., as the new bishop of the diocese of Srikakulam.
Bishop Rayarala, was born in Khammam, on Oct, 15, 1969. He joined St. John’s Minor Seminary, Nidadavolu, Eluru and then studied philosophy at Jnana Deep Vidyapeeth, Pune. He continued his studies of theology and spirituality in the International Theologate of Pontificio Istituto Missioni Estere (P.I.M.E.) in Monza (Italy) and made his final profession on Oct 1, 1997. He was ordained priest in the Cathedral of Khammam, onAug, 29, 1998. In 2003 he obtained a licentiate in Biblical theology from San Luigi University, Naples (Italy).