Diocese of Tura

Bishop R. Marak

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Bishop Andrew R. Marak

Bishop's House Tura 794 001, Post Box No. 10 West Garo Hills, Meghalaya India

+91- 3651-222637 (o)

Fax : 91- 3651- 221318

bishopmarak@gmail.com (p) nokbishop@sancharnet.in (o)

Bishop Andrew R. Marak was born on Feb. 5, 1950 in Chimagre in Shillong archdiocese. He was ordained a priest on Feb. 10, 1982 in the diocese of Tura. He was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Tura on June 3, 2004 and was ordained on Oct. 3, 2004. On April 21, 2007 he succeeded when his predecessor retired. He became the first Garo tribal bishop. Before becoming a prelate Bishop Marak was Vicar General of Tura diocese.

He is presently the Chairman of women's commission in North Eastern Regional Bishops' Council of India.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop George Mamalassery (1979 - 2007)

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