Bengaluru: His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Msgr. Paul Antony Mullassery, until now Vicar General of Quilon, as the new Bishop of Quilon diocese.
This provision was made public in Rome on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, at noon local time, corresponding to 15:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.
Msgr. Paul Antony Mullassery,
Bishop Stanley Roman
Msgr. Paul Antony Mullassery was born on January 15, 1960, at Kaithakody, Diocese of Quilon. He did his studies at St. Raphael’s Minor Seminary, Quilon, at the Trinity Lyceum and at St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary, Aluva. He was ordained Priest on December 22, 1984, for the Diocese of Quilon. He obtained a Doctorate in Canon Law from the Pontifical Urbanian University, Rome. He served the Diocese in the ministries such as Asst. Parish Priest, St. Mary’s Cathedral, Punalur (1985-1986); Asst. Parish Priest, St. Michael’s Church, Kumbalam (1985-1986); Parish Priest, The King’s Church, Vadakkumthala (1986-1987); Parish Priest, St. Joseph’s Church, Padappakara (1987-1988); Joint Director, Catechesis and Bible Apostolate and Prefect at St. Raphael’s Minor Seminary, Quilon (1988-1990); Parish Priest, Infant Jesus Cathedral, Quilon (1995-2002); Chancellor of the Diocesan Curia (1997-2006); Parish Priest, Holy Cross Church, Tangasseri (2002-2004); Rector, St. Raphael’s Seminary, Quilon (2004-2006); Episcopal Vicar and Pro-Vicar General, in Quilon (2006-2010); Episcopal Vicar for pastoral ministries (2006-2011); Spiritual Director, St. Raphael’s Seminary, Quilon (2014-2017). Since 1995, he is Judge of the Diocesan Tribunal; since 1997, he is professor of Canon Law at Bhodhi Institute of Theology, Tillery, Kollam (the Capuchin Theology Seminary); since 2013 Judicial Vicar and since 2017 he is the Vicar General of the Diocese of Quilon. In 2006, he was granted the title of Chaplain of His Holiness.
CBCI thanked Bishop Stanley Roman for his dedicated services to the Church in Quilon and the Church in India. The CBCI also sent prayerful greetings and best wishes to Bishop-elect Paul Antony Mullassery and assured him of prayers. This news is based on the communication Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, SFX, Secretary General, CBCI, received from the Apostolic Nunciature, Bishop Mascarenhas informed.
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