Former Bishops

His Excellency Mar George Alencherry, the first Bishop of the Diocese

Date of birh                        : 19-04-1945

Place of birth                      : Thuruthy Village, Kottayam District Kerala State.

Name of Parents                : Philipose (Father) Mary (Mother)

Languages known             : Malayalam, Tamil, English, French

Ordained Priest                  : 18th December 1972

Details of degree/diploma : B.A. (Economics) Second Rank Kerala University 1965
                                            : M.Th. - First Rank
                                              Pontifical Theological Institute
                                               Alwaye 1974
                                            :D.Th.- Conjointly from Sorbonne University and Institut                                                Catholique de Paris
France - 1986 Publications : Dharmikatha Innum Naleyum (Malayalam) 1972
                                          Theological Articles on various subjects in English and Malayalam

Offices held as Priest      : Director of Catechetics Archdiocese of Changanacherry 1976-78
                                          : Deputy Secretary of Kerala Catholic Bishops Council 1986-93
                                          : Director, Pastoral Orientation Centre Ernakulam 1986-91
                                          (The Central Office of the Catholic Church in Kerala)
                                          : Professor at Paurastya Vidyapitham Kottayam 1986-97
                                          : Protosyncellus, Archdiocese of Changanacherry - 1994-97
Ordained and Installed as Bishop of 
Thuckalay Diocese  
           : 2nd February 1997

Additional office in the Syro-Malabar Church 
: Secretary, Syro-Malabar Synod Chairman, Synodal Commission for Catechesis

Additional office as Bishop in the Church in India
: Chairman, Laity Commission of Catholic Bishops Conference of India

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