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His Excellency Mar George Alencherry
The first Bishop of the Diocese

Date of Birh :
Place of birth :
Thuruthy Village, Kottayam District Kerala State
Name of Parets :
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 Institute 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