Diocese of Jalandhar

Bishop Mulakkal

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Bishop Franco Mulakkal



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Bishop Franco Mulakkal was born on March 25, 1964 in Trichur in Kerala. He was ordained priest in 1990 and appointed as auxiliary bishop of Delhi on January 17, 2009.
He is the Secretary of Regional Bishops Conference of North, India and Consultor for Pontifical Council for Inter-religious Dialogue, Rome.
Pope Francis appointed him as the Bishop of Jalandharon June 13, 2013.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Symphorian Thomas Keeprath, O.F.M. Cap. (1971 - 2007)
  • Msgr. Alban of Blackburn, O.F.M. Cap. (1952 - 1971)

Interreligious marriage, India's main concern at Synod

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