LEADERSHIP

His. Holiness Pope Francis

POPE OF THE ROMAN CATHOLIC CHURCH

Pope Francis , born on 17 December 1936 is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and sovereign of Vatican City. He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first Pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.

 


Mar George Cardinal Alencherry

MAJOR ARCHBISHOP SYRO-MALABAR

Cardinal Mar George Alencherry is the current Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. He was elected by the Holy Synod of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church on 26 May 2011 to succeed Varkey Vithayathil. He was appointed as a Cardinal of the Catholic Church and the titular Archpriest of San Bernardo alle Terme in Rome on 18 February 2012 in Rome.

 


Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath

AUXILIARY BISHOP OF ERNAKULAM-ANGAMALY

Mar Sebastian Adayantharath (born 5 April 1957) is a Syro Malabar Catholic Bishop. He is the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly.His appointment as Bishop Auxiliary of Ernakulam-Angamaly and Titular Bishop of Macriana Maior (in ancient Byzantium, Turkey) was announced on 4 February 2002 and was consecrated Bishop on 20 April 2002 by Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar Varkey Vithayathil at St Mary's Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam.

 


Mar Jose Puthenveettil

AUXILIARY BISHOP OF ERNAKULAM-ANGAMALY

Bishop Mar Jose Puthenveettil was born on April 4, 1961 in the parish of St. George’s Forane Church, Edappally, is a Syro Malabar Catholic Bishop. He is the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly. After his school education, he had his priestly formation for three years (1977-1980) in the Sacred Heart Minor Seminary, Thrikkakara and for seven years (1980-1987) in St. Joseph’s Interdiocesan Seminary, Mangalore. On 26 December 1987 Cardinal Antony Padiyara, ordained him priest, for the Archdiocese of Ernakulam. He was the Secretary to Mar Antony Cardinal Padiyara (1990-1992)

 


Fr. Jose Ozhalakkattu

VICAR

Very. Rev. Fr. Jose Ozhalakkattu is the Vicar of St. Mary's Forane Church Pallippuram. Born in 28-11-1962, in the family of several priests and sisters, he had led a spiritual life from childhood. After his schooling, He continued to Seminariyal life in Minor Seminary Thrikkakara (1979-81), Philosophy from Carmegiri (1982-85)and Theology - Mangalapuzha (1986-89). On Jan 03 , 1990 Cardinal Antony Padiyara, ordained him as priest.

 


Fr. Joseph(K) Puthussery

Asst. VICAR

Fr. Fr. Joseph(K) Puthussery is the Asst. Vicar of St. Mary's Forane Church Pallippuram. He was born to Vattekkad Mookkannur Puthussery P.J. Raphel & Anees on Aug 30, 1985.He made his seminariyal life in S.H. Minor Seminary, Thrikkakara (2000-2003), Philosophy from Vadavathoor (2003-2006) and Theology also from Vadavathoor (2007-2008). He made his higher education Mater Ecclesiae, Lincentiate in Dogmatic Theology, Regina Apostolorum, Rome(2008-2012) On Jan 03 , 2013 Mar George Cardinal Alencherry, ordained him as priest.

 


Fr. Mathew Painumkal

Resident Priest

Fr. Mathew Painumkal was born in Jan 26, 1942 to Thiruvankulam Kandanad Painumkal Avira & Mariamma. He had his studies for Philosophy in Carmelgiri and Theology in Mangalapuzha. On Dec 16 03 , 1968, Cardinal Joseph Parecattil, ordained him as priest.

 


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