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Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly

Bishop Emeritus Mar Thomas Chakiath
Bishop Emeritus Mar Thomas Chakiath
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Bishop Emeritus Mar Thomas Chakiath
Major Archbishop's House, Ernakulam P.B.No.2580,Kochi 682031,Kerala ,India
0484 2366028
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Bishop Thomas Chakiath was born of Chackappan and Mariam Chakiath on September 10, 1937 at Moonnamparambu, Karukutty, in Ernakulam District. After his school education at St Mary's L.P.S. Karukutty, S.H. Orphanage U.P.S. Mookkannoor, and Mar Augustine Memorial H.S. Koratty, Young Thomas Chakiath had his seminary formation for two years in the Sacred Heart Petit Seminary, Ernakulam and for seven years in the Pontifical Seminary, Alwaye, and was ordained priest on November 30, 1964 by Joseph Cardinal Parecattil at the Eucharistic Congress in Bombay. Fr Thomas Chakiath served as assistant vicar of St Thomas Church, Malayattoor and of St Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam where he was also the Managing Director and the First Principal of Amulia Industrial Training Centre (I.T.C.). From 1968 to '72 Fr Thomas Chakiath had his higher education at St Thomas Acquinas University, Angelicum, Rome, from which he took his doctorate in sociology.

On 17th February 1998 Dr. Chakiath was nominated the Titular Bishop of Uzippari and the Bishop Auxiliary of Ernakulam - Angamaly and he was consecrated Bishop on April 14, 1998 by Archbishop Mar Varkey Vithayathil at St Mary's Basilica Ernakulam. He retired from his office as the Auxiliary Bishop & Vicar General of the Archdiocese on 10th September 2012. At present he is spending his retired life at Niveditha, Chunangamvely.
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