Diocese of Kottar

Bishop Remigius

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Bishop Peter Remigius

Bishop's House, Post Box 17, Nagercoil - 629001,Tamil Nadu, India

(91) 4652-279 152, 279 343

Fax : (91) 4652-225170

kottar_diocese@sancharnet.in

Bishop Peter Remigius was born on May 20, 1939 in Melmanakudi in Kottar diocese. He was ordained a priest on April 18, 1966. He was appointed bishop on Nov. 10, 1989 and was ordained and installed as Bishop of Kumbakonam on Jan. 3, 1990 and on June 30, 2007 was transferred to his native Kottar diocese.

He is also the chairman of the Laity Commission of the Tamil Nadu Bishops' Council. Bishop Remigius is also chairman of the Prison Ministry of India.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Leon A. Tharmaraj (1989 - 2007)
  • Bishop Marianus Arockiaswamy (1971-1987)
  • Bishop Thomas Roch Agniswami (1938 -1971)
  • Bishop Lawrence Pereira (1930- 1938)

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