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Mar Antony Kariyil CMI

The Synod of the Syro-Malabar Archiepiscopal Church at St. Thomas Mount, Kakkanad, having received the prior assent of His Holiness Pope Francis, Canonically elected Rev. Fr. Antony Kariyil CMI as the Bishop of the Diocese of Mandya. This provision was made public in Rome on Wednesday 26th August 2015 at 12.00 noon corresponding to 15.30 hours, Indian Standard Time.

The Diocese of Mandya which comprised of four civil districts of Mysuru, Chamrajnagara, Hassan and Mandya has been extended to include the six civil districts of Bengaluru region: Bengaluru urban, Bengaluru rural, Kolar, Ramnagara, Chikkaballapur and Tumkur.

Mar Antony Kariyil was born on 26th March, 1950 in Chalil, Cherthala, Archdiocese of Ernakulam- Angamaly. He made his first profession in the CMI Congregation on 16th  May 1967 and was ordained a Priest on 27thDecember 1977.Mar Antony Kariyil was professor and later Principal of Christ College (now Christ University), Bengaluru from 1978 to 1997. He was Principal of Rajgiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery from 1997 to 2002 and from 2011 to 2015 Director of Rajgiri College of Social Sciences, Rajagiri Business School and Rajgiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi.

Mar Antony Kariyil was the Prior General of the CMI Congregation from 2002 to 2008 after which he served as the Provincial Superior of Sacred Heart Province, Kochi till 2011.Mar Antony Kariyil who holds Diploma in Kannada (Bengaluru University), Bachelor of Theology

(Dharmaram Vidya Kshethram, Bengaluru), Licentiate in Philosophy (Jnana Deepam Vidya Peetam, Pune) and Ph. D in Sociology (Pune University, has several publications to his credit including three books: “Church and Society in Kerala: A Sociological Study”, “ Thiruvayassu” and “Suvarna Chinthakal”.

 

At a Glance

Date

Title

26 Mar 1950

Born in Cherthala, Kerala

16 May 1967

Professed as a Member of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate

27 Dec 1977

Ordained Priest in the Carmelites of Mary Immaculate

1978 to 1997

Served as Professor and later Principal of Christ College (Now Christ University), Bengaluru

1997 to 2002

Principal of Rajgiri College of Social Sciences, Kochi, Kerala

2002 to 2008

Prior General of CMI Congregation

2008 to 2011

Provincial Superior of CMI Sacred Heart Province, Kochi

2011 to 2015

Director of Rajgiri College of Social Sciences, Rajagiri Business School and Rajgiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi

26 Aug 2015

Appointed Bishop of Mandya (Syro-Malabar), India

18 Oct 2015

Ordained Bishop of Mandya (Syro-Malabar), India