Former Bishops

Most. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalakal M.A, M.Th, D.C.L

Born : February 07, 1953
Place : Malapallipuram, Trichur Dt.
Diocese : Kottapuram
Parish : St. Antony’s Church, Malapallipuram
Parents : Ouseph Chakkalakal and Mariyam Chakkalakal
Family : 3 sisters and 2 brothers
Joined the Seminary : 1971 for the Diocese of Calicut, Mangalore
Primary Education : St. Antony’s L.P School, Malapallipram
U.P & High School : St. Antony’s High School, Mala
College Studies : St. Aloysious College, Mangalore
Seminary Studies : St. Joseph’s Inter diocesan Seminary, Mangalore
Ordained Priest : April 02, 1981 at Mother of God Cathedral, Calicut
Worked in Parishes : Pallikunnu, Pakkam, Chalil,West Hill,Ezhimala and Perinthalmanna
Master of Theology : Pontifical Seminary, Alwaye
Master of Arts (Hist.) : University of Mysore
Doctorate in Canon Law : Urban University, Rome
Professor and Dean of Studies : St. Joseph’s Inter diocesan Seminary, Mangalore
Elected Bishop : November 05, 1998
Ordained Bishop : February 07, 1999
Motto : According to thy will