Diocese of Bijnor

Bishop Vadakel

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Bishop John Vadakel

Bishop's House, P.B. No.1, Kotdwar, Pauri- Garhwal, Uttar Kand-246 149, India

(Off): +91- 1382 - 222231, (P): +91- 1382- 222902

Fax :+91-1382 -222511

bijnordiocese@yahoo.com (official), johnvadakel@yahoo.com (per)

Bishop John Vadakel, CMI was born on Aug. 17, 1943, in Beslehem parish, Kerala state, in the Diocese of Kothamangalam. He made his first vows in the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI) congregation on May 16, 1964. Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Bishop of Bijnor on Aug. 14, 2009. He was ordained and installed the second Bishop of Bijnor on Oct. 22, 2009.

Previous Ordinaries:

Indian migrants in Holy Land walk to Bethlehem for peace

Indian migrants in Holy Land walk to Bethlehem for peace As they walked the five miles between the cities on December 13, the faithful prayed the rosary for the intention of peace in Palestine and Israel.