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Most Rev. Antonisamy Francis, D.D., S.T.L.

Bishop of Kumbakonam

Present BishopDiocese of Kumbakonam

Most Rev. Antonisamy Francis, D.D., S.T.L.

Bishop of Kumbakonam

Father’s Name

Mr. M. Francis

Mother’s Name

Mrs. Maria Selvam

Date of Birth

05.12.46

Parish

Tiruvarur

Place of Birth

Illuppur

Feast Day

June 13th

Date of Ordination

02.08.1974

Date of Ordination

02.08.1974

Date of Episcopal Ordination

09.07.2008

Ecclesiastical Qualification

M.Ph. (Master of Philosophy)

S.T.L. (Licentiate in Sacred Theology)

Present BishopPlaces & Periods of Ministry

1974-1978

Asst. Parish Priest, Vailankanni

1978-1980

Professor at St Paul’s Seminary

1981-1983

Studies in Rome

1983-1984

Bishop’s Secretary

1984-1991

Diocesan Director for Catechetics and Laity

1991- 1995

Parish Priest, Mandai

1995-1996

Secretary, CCBI Commission for Christian Life

1996-1998

Secretary, CCBI Commission for Family

1998-2003

Spiritual Director, Good Shepherd Seminary, Coimbatore

2003-2008

Parish Priest and Vice-Rector of our Lady of Good Health Basilica, Vailankanni

2008 – Present

Bishop of Kumbakonam

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