Diocese of Guntur

Bishop Bali

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Bishop Gali Bali

Bishop's House, Chandramoulinagar PO Guntur- 522 007, Andhra Pradesh (India)

(91) 863-2350720

Fax :(91) 863-2351234

galibali@hotmail.com

Bishop Gali Bali was born on April 29, 1939, in Patibanda, Guntur district. He was ordained a priest on Dec. 19, 1964, and appointed Bishop of Guntur on July 2, 1984. His episcopal ordination was on Oct. 23, 1984. Bishop Bali was a professor of Sacred Scriptures in St John's Regional Seminary, Hyderabad, before his appointment as the diocesan prelate. He is also now chairman of Andhra Pradesh Bishops' Council's Commission for Ecumenism and Dialogue and also chairman of the Commission for Ecumenism and Dialogue of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Mariadas Kagithapu (1977-1983)
  • Bishop Bala Shawry (1974-1977)
  • Bishop Ignatius Mummadi (1943-1974)
  • Bishop Thomas Pothecamury (1940-1943)

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