Appointment of the new Bishop of Satna (22-07-2015)
His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Rev. Fr. Joseph Kodakallil, of the clergy of Satna, presently Vicar General, as the new Bishop of Satna.
This ecclesiastical provision was made public in Rome on Wednesday, 22nd July, 2015, at noon local time, corresponding to 15:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.
Rev. Fr. Joseph Kodakallil was born on 18th December, 1965, at Upputhode, in the Eparchy of Kothamangalam. He did the Minor Seminary at DeeptiBhavan, Palai, and ChristuVidhyaNiketan, Rewa. Then he joined St. Albert’s College, Ranchi for Philosophy and St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, for Theology. He obtained a Master’s Degree in Arts from APS University, Rewa. He was ordained priest on 31st December, 1991 for the Eparchy of Satna. From 2001 to 2006 he studied in Rome at the Pontifical Oriental Institute, where he obtained a Doctorate. As a priest he served the Diocese as Parish Priest, Professor and Vice-Rector of St. Ephrem’s Theological College, Satna, Protosyncellus at Bishop’s House, Satna, and presently Parish Priest of the Cathedral Church, Satna.