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Diocese of Cochin

Bishop Joseph Kariyil
Bishop Joseph  Kariyil
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Bishop Joseph Kariyil
Bishop's House, Fort Cochin, Kochi-682 001, Kerala, India
+91 484 2215400, +91 484 2215403, 9447666546
Fax :+91 484 2215404
[email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Joseph Kariyil was born on Jan. 11, 1949, in Arthunkal, near Alleppy. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 19, 1973. He was appointed as the bishop of Punalur on March 12, 2005. His episcopal ordination was held on May 3, 2005. He was appointed as the bishop of Cochin on May 8, 2009 and was installed on July 5, 2009.

Bishop Kariyil did his studies in Alphonciano Academy, Rome. He served the Church in the capacities of an assistant vicar, vicar and the editor of Talent magazine. He also served as the director of Pastoral Orientation Centre and as the vicar general of Cochin diocese.

On Mar. 02, 2024, Pope Francis accepted the resignation from Bishop Joseph Kariyil.
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