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.
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.
VICAR OF THE MAJOR ARCHBISHOP
Mar Antony Kariyil was born on 26th March, 1950 in Chalil, Cherthala, Archdiocese of Ernakulam- Angamaly. He made his first profession in the CMI Congregation on 16th May 1967 and was ordained a Priest on 27thDecember 1977.Mar Antony Kariyil was the Prior General of the CMI Congregation from 2002 to 2008 after which he served as the Provincial Superior of Sacred Heart Province, Kochi till 2011. On 30 August 2019 the Holy Father has granted to Bishop Antony Kariyil CMI, The title of Archbishop, elevating to the same rank pro hac vice (for this occasion) the titular see of Macriana Maggiore, which has been assigned to him.
Very Rev. Fr. Thomas Vaikathuparambil is the Vicar of St. Mary's Forane Church Pallippuram. After his schooling, he started his seminarial life in Minor Seminary Thrikkakara (1990-91), took Philosophy from Mangalapuzha (1991-93) and Pontificio Collegio Urbano De Propagada Fide, Rome (1994-97). On Sep 15 , 1997 Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil , ordained him as priest. He has got his Masters in Theology and Philosophy(Italy). He also served as Director of Lisie Hospital. Ernakulam
Fr. Joseph Thekkinedath is the Asst. Vicar of St. Mary's Forane Church Pallippuram. He was born to Thekkinedath T.I.Pappachan & Mary Pappachan on Oct 17, 1984.He made his seminariyal life in Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kunnoth (2012-2014), St.Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor (2015-2018). On Dec, 2018 he was ordinated as priest.