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ASIA/INDIA - Appointment of the Bishop of Palayamkottai

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Posted on: 11/21/19
Vatican City - The Holy Father Francis has appointed Antonysamy Savarimuthu, of the clergy of the same diocese currently lecturer at St. Peter's Seminary in Bangalore, as Bishop of the diocese of Palayamkottai . Antonysamy Savarimuthu was born on 8 December 1960, in Vadakku Vandaman, diocese of Palayamkottai. He entered the minor Seminary of Madurai, and continued his philosophical and theological studies in Bangalore . He received a Bachelor's Degree in Philosophy and Theology, a Master's Degree in English Literature and a Doctorate in Canon Law at the Institut Catholique in Paris . He was ordained a priest on April 26, 1987, for the diocese of Palayamkottai.
Since his ordination, he has held the following positions: 1987-1989: Bishop's Secretary; 1989-1992: Lecturer in the minor Seminary of Madurai; 1992-2001: Studies for a Doctorate in Canon Law in Paris; 2001-2010: Visiting Professor at the Seminary of Bangalore; 2001-2004: Rector of Christ Hall Seminary in Madurai; 2004-2011: Vicar General; 2004-2005: parish priest of the Infant Jesus Shrine in Shantinagar; 2005-2009: Rector of the Sanctuary of San Giuda in Maharajanagar; 2009-2011: Rector of St. Mary's Seminary and Director of the Vocations Center; since 2011: Resident lecturer at St. Peter's Seminary in Bangalore.


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