Archdiocese of Hyderabad

Archbishop Bala

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Archbishop Thumma Bala

Archbishop's House, 9-1-17/1, Sardar Patel Road, Secunderabad - 500 003, Andhra Pradesh, India

(91) 40-27805545

Fax :(91) 40-27718089

bishopthummabala@rediffmail.com

Archbishop Thumma Bala was born on April 24, 1944 in Narimetta, Warangal Diocese. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 21, 1970. Pope John Paul II appointed him Bishop of Warangal on Nov. 17, 1986 and he was installed as a bishop on March 12, 1987. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Hyderabad on March 12, 2011. His installation took place on May 5, the same year. He is chairman of Andhra Pradesh Bishop's council and also the chairman of Communication Commission of the diocese.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Marampudi Joji (2000-2010)
  • Bishop Samineni Arulappa (1972-2000)
  • Bishop Mark Gopu (1953-1971)
  • Alphonsus Beretta, PIME (1950-1953)
  • Bishop Dennis Vismara, PIME (1909-1948)
  • Bishop Peter Vigano, PIME (1897-1908)
  • Bishop Peter Caprotti, PIME (1882-1897)
  • Bishop Domenico Barbero, PIME, Vicar Apostolic (1870-1881)
  • Most Rev Daniel Murphym, Vicar Apostolic (1845-1869)

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