Mar Joseph Kollamparampil

Mar Joseph Kollamparampil

The bishop-elect Joseph Kollamparampil was born in Cherpunkal, India in 18th April 1958 and was ordained a priest in 6th May 1985. He holds a doctorate in missiology from the Gregorian Pontifical University, Rome, and has served in a number of pastoral roles, including teacher and rector in a house of formation for aspiring vocations, and rector of the CMI Mission Theologate Samanvaya in Bhopal. He succeeds Bishop Simon Stock Palathara, whose resignation from the same office the Holy Father accepted in accordance with canon 210 para. 1-2 of the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches (CCEO). On 16th July 2013 He was appointed as the Bishop of Jagdalpur (Syro Malabarese),India and ordained bishop on 17 September 2013.

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