Appointment of Rev. Fr. Antony Kariyil CMI as Bishop of Mandya (26-8-2015)
His Holiness Pope Francis has extended the boundaries of the Eparchy of Mandya, including the six civil districts of the Bangalore region, where there is the presence of the Syro-Malabar faithful: Bengaluru urban, Bengaluru rural, Chickballapur, Kolar, Ramnagrara and Tumkur.
The Synod of the Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church gathered at Mount St. Thomas, Kerala, having received the prior Pontifical Assent, has canonically elected Rev. Fr. Antony Kariyil CMI, till now Director of Rajagiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi as the new Bishop of the Eparchy of Mandya.This provision will be made public in Rome on Wednesday 26th August 2015, at noon local time, corresponding to 15:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.
Rev. Fr. Antony Kariyil CMI, was born on 26 March 1950 in Chertala, Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly. He made his First Profession on 16 May 1967. He was ordained priest on 27 December 1977. After completing his Philosophical studies in Poona, he obtained a Masters in Theology (M. Th.) from Dharmaram College, Bangalore, and after the ordination he did his Doctorate in Social Sciences from the University of Poona. He is proficient in Malayalam, English and Hindi. Fr. Antony Kariyil held the following offices: member of the personnel at Christ College, Bangalore, and later Principal of the same Institution for several years; Chaplain of the Syro-Malabar community at Resurrection Church, Bangalore; Principal of College of Social Sciences, Rajagiri, Kalamasssery; collaborator of the Provincial Council of CMI Rajagiri Sacred Heart Province; Prior General of the CMI Congregation for six years and National President of C.R.I Priest’s Section.