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Auxiliary Bishops of Kottayam


Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam

He was born on April 18, 1961 at Ettumanoor, Kottayam. He completed his philosophical and theological studies at St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary, Mangalore and was ordained a priest on December 28, 1987. He studied Canon Law at Santa Croce University in Rome and took Licentiate Degree in 1995.

Mar Pandarasseril has a wide parish and administrative experience. He served Chakkupallam, Kattappana, Karimkunnam and Edacat parishes. He was also the Rector of the Diocesan Minor Seminary from 1996-99. He served as Additional Chancellor, Eparchial Judge, Eparchial Consulter, Secretary to the Corporate Educational Agency and Syncellus of the Malabar Region. Syro Malabar Synod has chosen him as the Auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Kottayam and the Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI assigned him the titular Episcopal See of “Castello di Ripa” on September 21, 2006. He was consecrated bishop on October 28, 2006 at Christ the King Cathedral, Kottayam by Mar Kuriakose Kunnacherry, assisted by Major Archbishop Baselios Mar Cleemis and Mar Mathew Moolakkatt. He was the Member of Synodal Commission for Catechism and Commission for Laity ,KCBC youth commission chairman and KCBC Media Commission member.

He is the Chairman of the Syro-Malabar youth commission. Member of the Major Archiepiscopal Commission for Evangelisation and Pastoral Care, CBCI Youth Council Member ,Vice -Chairman of Syro Malabar internet mission and Syro-Malabar Finance Commission Member.


Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam

Fr. George Kurisummoottil was born on August 8, 1961 at Kattode, Thiruvalla, in the Archeparchy of Kottayam. He studied in St. Stanislaus Minor Seminary, Kottayam (1977-80) and St. Joseph’s Interdiocesan Seminary, Mangalore (1980-87). He was ordained priest on 27.12.1987 for the Archdiocese of Kottayam. He served in the following ministries: Vice-Rector, Minor Seminary, Kottayam (1988); Vicar of Thurithicad and Eraviperoor Parishes (1988-1991); Vicar of Ranny Parish (1991-1993); Vicar of Kattode and Thengely Parishes (1993-1994); Vice-Rector, Gurukulam Study House, Bangalore (1994-1997); Vicar of Thurithicad and Eraviperoor Parishes (1997-2000). From 2000 to 2004, he did his Master in Iconography at Holy Spirit Maronite University, Lebanon. He returned to the Eparchy and was Vicar of Chingavanam Parish (2005-2009); Vicar of Kuttoor, Othara and Thengely Parishes (2009-2014) and at the same time Director of Hadusa, Christian Performing Art Commission. Since 2014 he is the Vicar of Ranny and Aythala Parishes, and since 2019 Syncellus of Syro-Malankara Community in Kottayam.His Ramban ordination was on November 07,2020 at St theresa Knanaya Church Ranni. Episcopal Ordination on November 14,2020 at Christ The King Cathedral,Kottayam. He is the Chairman of sc/st/bc commission of KCBC.

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