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Bishop Jose Kalluvelil

Syro-Malabar Eparch of Mississauga, Canada

 

                                   Bishop Jose Kalluvelil was born November 15, 1955 at Thottuva near Kuravilangad, a parish in Palai diocese, Kerala. Now his family is settled in Jellipara, in Palghat diocese.

After his initial seminary formation at St. Mary’s Minor Seminary, Trichur, he did his philosophical and theological studies at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, Kottayam. He was ordained a priest on December 18, 1984 for Palghat diocese. After his ordination, he served at Agali, Kuruvampadi, Puliyara, Panthalampadam, Olavakode, Doni, Ottapalam, Kottayi, Kallekad, Cathedral Church, Palakad, Kodunthirapully, Kanjirapuzha, and Mezhukumupara parishes and Boys Homes at Agali and Thavalam.

He was also Director of the Eparchial Pastoral Centre, Catechetical Centre, besides being one of the diocesan consultors. He obtained his Doctorate in catechesis from the Salesian University, Rome. For the past two years, he was doing pastoral ministry to the Syro-Malabar faithful in Toronto.  He has been installed as the new Exarch (Bishop) for the new Exarchate of the Syro-Malabar Catholics in Canada by our Holy Father Pope Francis. Pope Francis elevated the Syro-Malabar Exarchate in Canada to Eparchy (Diocese) with the title of Mississauga and appointed His Excellency Mar Jose Kalluvelil as the Eparch (Bishop).

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