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KCBC Meeting   

KCBC Meeting on 6th and 7th December 2017 at POC 

KCSL CC Meeting   

KCSL CC Meeting on 9th December 2017 at 10.00am

Care Homes Meeting   

Care Homes Meeting on 9th December 2017 at 9.00am 

CHAI Meeting   

CHAI Meeting on 13th to 15th December 2017 at 9.30am

Witness and Vigilance - Kottayam   

Witness and Vigilance on 16th December 2017 at Kottayam 

KCF Meeting and Election   

KCF Meeting and Election on 17th December 2017 at POC

Witnesses Of Mercy Seminar   

Witnesses of Mercy Seminar on 18th December to 21st December 2017 at POC 

Interreligious Christmas Celebration   

Interreligious Christmas Celebration on 21st December 2017 at POC 


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His Excellency Mar George Punnakottil
His Excellency Mar George Punnakottil
bishop's house Kothamangalam

  Birth  13-09-- YY -
 
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H.E.Mar George Punnakottil was born on 13th September 1936 at Thazhavankunnu. After matriculation in 1953 from Infant Jesus High School Vazhakulam he joined the Minor Seminary at Kothamangalam. He did his philosophical studies at St.Josephs Pontifical Seminary Mangalapuzha. His theological studies were at Pontifical Urban University in Rome. He was ordained a presbyter in Rome on 18th October1961 through the imposition of hands by Mar Mathew Kavukatt, the then Metropolitan of Changancherry. He took licentiate in the study of the Sacred Scripture from the Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and doctorate in Biblical theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University Rome. His first appointment in the Eparchy was as the Assistant Parish Priest of St. Georges Cathedral Kothamangalam. In 1968 he joined the staff of the St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary Vadavathoor. He was the professor of the Sacred Scripture and Theology. In 1974 he left for the United State of America on sabbatical year to pursue his studies. He obtained a masters degree in International relations from the Vanderbilt University of Nashville, Tennesse State in 1976. He was a visiting scholar in Union Theological Seminary in 1978. Coming back to India in 1976 he resumed his office as profess or at St.Thomas Apostolic Seminary Vadavathoor. He served the seminary also as Vice Rector and Editor to the periodical Bible Bhashyam. He has written a number of scholarly articles in periodicals and two books on the Bible. On 16th February 1977 he was appointed the Bishop of the diocese of Kothamangalam. His Episcopal Ordination was on 24th April 1977. At present he holds the offices of: Vice-president of Kerala Catholic Bishops Conference Chairman, Episcopal Commission for St. Joseph Pontifical Seminary, Alwaye

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