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New bishop appointed for Quilon diocese

Bishop-elect Mullassery was born on 15 January 1960 at Kaithakody in the Diocese of Quilon.

Bishop-elect Msgr. Paul Antony Mullassery
New Delhi: 

Pope Francis has appointed Father Paul Antony Mullassery the new bishop of Quilon after accepting the resignation of Bishop Stanley Roman, on reaching the age of retirement.

The announcement was made in Rome on April 18 in New Delhi and Quilon corresponding to noon time in Rome.

Bishop-elect Mullassery was born on 15 January 1960 at Kaithakody in the Diocese of Quilon. He did his studies at St. Raphael’s Minor Seminary, Quilon and at the Trinity Lyceum and at St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary, Aluva.

He was ordained priest on 22 December 1984 for the Diocese of Quilon. He obtained a doctorate in Canon law from Pontifical Urban University, Rome, and a post-doctorate diploma from Gregorian University on the same subject.

After ordination, he served as Asst. Parish Priest in Punalur and Kumbalam. He served as vicar at the parishes of Vadakumthala, Maruthurkulangara, Padappakara, Quilon Infant Jesus Cathedral, and Tangasseri Holy Cross. He had held the posts of Prefect, Rector and Spiritual Director of the Saint Raphael’s seminary.

He was also Joint Director of Catechesis and Bible Apostolate, Chancellor of the Diocesan Curia, Episcopal Vicar and Pro-Vicar General, and Episcopal Vicar for pastoral ministries.

In 2006, Dr. Mullassery was granted the title of Chaplain of His Holiness.

Since 1995, he is Judge of the Diocesan Tribunal; since 1997, he is professor of Canon Law at Bhodhi Institute of Theology, Tillery, Kollam (the Capuchin Theology Seminary); since 2013 Judicial Vicar, and since 2017 he is the Vicar General of the Diocese of Quilon.


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