Archdiocese of Vishakapatnam

Archbishop Mallavarapu

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Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu

Archbishop's House, Maharanipeta Visakhapatnam - 530 002 Andhra Pradesh, India

+91- 891-2706428 (o) , +91- 891- 2704404 (p)

Fax :+91-891 -270 5781 (p)

Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu was born on Jan. 29, 1949 in Jadi-Jamalpur, Mandal, Nizamabad in Hyderabad Diocese. He was ordained a priest on Oct. 11, 1979. He was appointed bishop of Cuddapah on May 22, 1998 and was installed on July 22, 1998. On July 26, 2002 he was transferred to the Diocese of Vijayawada.

Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Vishakapatnam Archdiocese, on July 3, 2012. On Aug. 10, 2012, Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio led the installation ceremony at the cathedral of Visakhapatnam. He succeeds Archbishop Mariadas Kagithapu M.S.F.S., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the pope accepted, upon having reached the age limit.

Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu is the Secretary General of the Conference of Catholics Bishops in India, a body of Latin Rite bishops in India.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Archbishop Kagithapu Mariadas Francis De Sales (2001-2012)
  • Archbishop Francis De Sales Kagithapu Mariadas (1982-2012)
  • Bishop Gopu Ignatius (1966-1981)
  • Bishop Joseph A. Baud (1947-1966)
  • Bishop Peter Rossillion (1926-1947)
  • Bishop Jean Marie Clerc (1891-1926)
  • Bishop Joseph Marie Tissot (1863-1886)
  • Bishop T. Sebastian Neyret (1849-1862)