New archbishop named for Madurai

The new appointment comes after pope accepted the resignation of Archbishop Peter Fernando, who passed the canonical age of retirement.

India
Jul 28 2014, 12:10 PM
New archbishop named for Madurai
Bishop Anthony Pappusamy.

Pope Francis appointed on Saturday Bishop Anthony Pappusamy as the Archbishop of Madurai transferring him from Dindigul.

His appointment comes after pope accepted the resignation of Archbishop Peter Fernando, who passed the canonical age of retirement, the Vatican Radio reported.

Bishop Antony Pappusamy was born on Oct. 1, 1949 in Marambady in Dindigul diocese. He was ordained a priest on July 7, 1976, and ordained Titular Bishop of Zaba on Feb. 4, 1999.

He was appointed the first Bishop of Dindigul on Nov. 10, 2003. He was the auxiliary bishop of Madurai Archdiocese before becoming the bishop of Dindigul.

He has been the chairman of Tamil Nadu Bishops' Council's commission for Clergy and Religious.

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