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Archbishop Soosai Pakiam is elected the New President of KCBC

Posted On:08/12/2016


Kochi:  The Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Conference elected its new office bearers on 6 December 2016 at Pastoral Orientation Centre, Palarivattom. His Grace Most Rev. Dr Soosai Pakiam, Archbishop of Latin Archdiocese of Trivandrum is elected as the new President of KCBC. He is succeeding His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos who served as the President until the new election. The plenary assembly of the bishops also elected His Excellency Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom, the bishop of Pathanamthitta as the new Vice-President and  His Grace Mar Mathew Moolakkatt, Archbishop of Kottayam as the new Secretary General.
The following members are elected as the new chairmen for various commissions of KCBC.

Bishop Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom(Pathanamthitta) - Religious Commission Bishop  Abraham Mar Julios (Muvattupuzha) – Bible Commission

Bishop Sebastian Thekethecheril (Vijayapuram) – Media Commission

Bishop Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath (Ernakulam) – Family Commission

Bishop Joshua Mar Ignathios (Mavelikara) - Laity, Social Harmony and Vigilance

Bishop Joseph Karikkassery (Kottapuram) - Women’s Commission

Archbishop Andrews Thazhath (Thrissur) –Education Commission

Bishop Joseph Mar Thomas (Bathery) – Youth Commission

Bishop Alex Vadakumthala (Kannur) – Labour Commission

Archbishop Thomas Mar Koorilos (Tiruvalla) - Justice Peace and Dialogue

Bishop Jacob Muricken (Palai) -SC/ST/BC

Bishop Remigius Inchananiyil (Thamarasserry) –Temperance

Bishop Varghese Chakkalakal (Calicut) – Theology

Archbishop George Njaralakatt (Tellicherry) – Health

Bishop Vincent Samuel (Neyyattinkara) – Vocation

Bishop Samuel  Mar Irenios (Trivandrum) – Charismatic

Bishop Selvister Ponnumuthan (Punalur) - Ecumenism and Dialogue.





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