Mar Pauly Kannookadan

Mar Pauly Kannookadan
Bishop of Irinjalakuda

He was born on 14.12.1961, belongs to the parish of Kuzhikattussery in the Eparchy of Irinjalakuda. He had his priestly studies at Vadavathoor and was ordained priest on 28-12-1985. He has secured a Doctorate in Liturgy from the Oriental Institute, Rome. He has served the diocese as Asst. in BLM Centre, Aloor, Father Prefect and Vice Rector in the Minor Seminary, Father Prefect of the Mission Training College, Secretary of the Pastoral Council, Convener of the Liturgical Commission of the Eparchy, Director of Catechism, Justice Forum and Prathyasa. When nominated Bishop of Irinjalakuda, he was working as the Secretary of the Major Archiepiscopal Commission for Liturgy, Commission for Clergy and Institutes of Consecrated Life and Executive Director or LRC. He was appointed Bishop of Irinjalakuda on 18 January 2010. His Episcopal Ordination and enthronement took place on 18 April 2010 when the resignation of Bishop James Pazhayattil from the office of the Bishop of Irinjalakuda became effective.

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