Diocese of Chanda

Bishop Nariculam

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Bishop Ephrem Nariculam

Bishop's Home, Ballarpur P.O., Chandrapur District, Maharashtra 442 701

(91) 7172-241068 (direct), (91) 7172-242729 (office) 240537

Fax :(91) 7172-242729


Bishop Narikulam was born on December 10, 1960 at Sanjopuram in the Archeparchate of Ernakulam-Angamaly, where he was ordained a priest on December 27, 1986.

He completed his ecclesiastical studies at Poonamallee and Bangalore, where he earned a doctorate in Spiritual Theology at Saint Peter's pontifical Institute. He speaks Hindi and Marathi, in addition to English and Malayalam.

He was a pastor in Ernakulam and Delhi before serving the Eparchy of Chanda, where he was Rector of the Minor Seminary for seven years. He has been the chaplain of the Syro-Malabar Community in Toronto (Canada) when appointed bishop.

When in Canada, he was lecturer at the Toronto School of Theology, coordinator of Toronto Priestly Formation at St. Augustine's Seminary and chaplain of the Syro-Malabar community.

On August 31, 2014, Pope Francis appointed him as the new bishop of the Diocese of Chanda following the resignation of Bishop Vijay Anand Nedumpuram.

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