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Diocese of Srikakulam

Bishop Rayarala Vijay Kumar
Bishop Vijay Kumar
Bishop Rayarala Vijay Kumar
Bishop's House,
Balaga Thopu,
Srikakulam-532001, A.P., India

Phone: (08942)223.265
Fax :222.940

On 16 July 2019, Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Vijaya Kumar Rayarala the Regional Superior of the P.I.M.E. as the new Bishop of the Diocese of Srikakulam.

Bishop Vijaya Kumar Rayarala, P.I.M.E., was born in Khammam, on 15 October, 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 in the P.I.M.E. on 1 October, 1997. He was ordained priest in the Cathedral of Khammam, on 29 August, 1998. In 2003 he obtained a Licentiate in Biblical Theology from San Luigi University, Naples (Italy).

He served P.I.M.E. in the following ministries:1998-2000: Vocations Animator, St. Xavier’s Institutions, Eluru;2003-2006: Parish Priest, Woodlark, Alotau, Papua New Guinee;2006-2008: Associate Director, Lepers’ Rehabilitation Centre, Bombay;2008-2014: Director, Lepers’ Rehabilitation Centre, Bombay;Since 2014: Regional Superior, P.I.M.E.

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