Appointments
Appointment of the Bishop of Srikakulam, India (16-07-2019)
The Pope appointed Bishop of the Diocese of Srikakulam (India), Rev. Fr. Vijaya Kumar Rayarala, PIME, until now Regional Superior of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions in India.
 
    Rev. do P. Vijaya Kumar Rayarala, PIME, was born October 15, 1969, in Khammam, in the Diocese of Khammam. 
 
    In 1990 he entered the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions (PIME), and in the years 1990-1991 he did a course of orientation at St. John's Minor Seminary in Nidadavolu, Eluru. In the years 1991-1993 he completed his Philosophy studies at the Jnana Deep Vidyapeet in Pune. In the years 1993-1998 he studied Theology and Spirituality in the International Theologate of PIME in Monza, Italy. In the years 2000-2003 he obtained a Licentiate in Biblical Theology at the University of San Luigi in Posillipo, Naples. He made his solemn profession in PIME on 25 August 1997.
 
    He was ordained a priest on August 29, 1998, for the same institute. 
 
    After his priestly ordination he held the following positions: vocational animator at St. Xavier's Institutions , in Eluru (1998-2000); Studies for a Licentiate in Biblical Theology at the University of San Luigi at Posillipo, Naples (2000-2003); Missionary and parish priest in Papua New Guinea (2003-2006); Associate Director of the Leprosy Rehabilitation Center in Bombay (2006-2008); Director of the Rehabilitation Center for Lepers in Bombay (2008-2014); since 2014 Regional Superior of the Pontifical Institute for Foreign Missions in India and, at the same time, Member of the College of Consultors of the Diocese of Eluru.
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Appointment of Coadjutor Bishop of Baruipur, India (17-05-2019)
Pope has Appointed Bishop Derek Fernandes as Bishop of Belgaum (01-05-2019)
Pope appoints new bishop in Tuticorin, India (17-01-2019)
Pope appoints new Archbishop in Nagpur, India (03-12-2018)
Holy Father, Pope Francis has appointed Bishop Coadjutor of the Diocese of Dibrugarh, India (02-12-2018)
Pope appoints two new bishops in India (08-06-2018)
Pope Francis appointed Fr. Peter Paul Saldanha as the new Bishop of Mangalore (03-07-2018)
Pope Francis on June 29 appointed a Coadjutor Archbishop in Patna and an Apostolic Administrator in Palayamkottai (30-06-2018)
Pope Francis on June 8 appointed a new bishop in Raiganj and an auxiliary bishop in Miao (08-06-2018)
Pope appoints new bishop in Quilon, India (18-05-2018)
Pope has Appointed Bishop Peter Machado of Belgaum as Archbishop of Bangalore (19-03-2018)
Fr. Athanasius Rethna Swamy Swamiadian new Bishop of Ahmedabad, India (29-01-2018)
Pope appoints new Bishop of Idukki, Kerala, India (12-01-2018)
Pope acknowledges appointment of Bishop of Idukki, Kerala, India (12-01-2018)
Pope appoints a coadjutor bishop to Alleppey Diocese in India (07-12-2017)
Provisions for the Syro-Malabar Church, 10th October 2017 (10-10-2017)
Fr. Tony Neelankavil Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur Archdiocese (01-09-2017)
Fr. Sebastian Vaniyapurackal Curia Bishop of Syro-Malabar (01-09-2017)
Fr Joseph Pamplany Auxiliary Bishop of Tellicherry Archdiocese (01-09-2017)
Rev. George Kalayil as Bishop of Puttur & Erection of Parassala diocese and appoint of Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebios Naickamparambil as its first bishop
Fr. Peter Sebastian Goveas is Appointed as the New Bishop of Bettiah (22-7-2017)
Fr. Nazarene Soosai is Appointed as the New Bishop of Kottar (20-5-2017)
Fr. Kannikadass William Antony is Appointed as the New Bishop of Mysore (25-1-2017)
His Excellency Most Reverend Giambattista Diquattro (21-1-2017)
Fr. Thomas Tharayil as the Aux. Bishop of Changanacherry (14-1-2017)
Appointment of Fr. Allwyn D' Silva & Fr. Barthol Barretto as Auxiliary bishops of Archdiocese of Bombay (20-12-2016)