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:

Catholic organisation rescues street children

Catholic organisation rescues street children Hundreds of children roam around the Varanasi railway station, of which many are sexually exploited by tourists or fall victims of drug abuse, that sees more than 300,000 passengers daily.