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KCBC Secretaries Meeting   

KCBC Secretaries Meeting on 9th November 2017  at 9.30am

KCYM Former Leaders Meet   

KCYM Former Leaders Meet on 11th November 2017 at 4.00pm

Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Sebastian Vaniyapurackal   

Episcopal Ordination of Msgr. Sebastian Vaniyapurackal on 12th November 2017 at Kanjirapilly

KCBC Vocation Commission Meeting   

KCBC Vocation Commission Meeting ( Bp. Vincent Samuel ) on 16th November 2017 at 10.00am

Family Commission General Body Meeting   

Family Commission General Body Meeting on 17th November 2017 at 10.00am

KCMS Formators Programme   

KCMS Formators Programme on 18th November 2017 at POC 

Logos Quiz State Level Programme   

Logos Quiz State Level Programme on 21st November 2017 

Logos Quiz Final   

Logos Quiz Final on 26th November 2017 


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His Excellency Rt. Rev.Dr. Varghese Chakkalakal
His Excellency Rt. Rev.Dr. Varghese Chakkalakal
Bishop's House. Malaparamba
Bishop's House. Malaparamba, Kozhicode-673009
0495 2377013,2376648
calicut_diocese@yahoo.com

  Birth  7-2-1953
 
  Ordination
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Bishop Varghese Chakkalakal was born on Feb. 7, 1953 at Malapallipuram in Thrichur district of Kerala which belongs to the diocese of Kottapuram. After schooling he joined seminary in 1971 for the diocese of Calicut. He completed his seminary studies at St. Josephs Seminary, Mangalore. He was ordained a priest by Bishop Maxwell Noronha on April 2, 1981 in Mother of God Cathedral, Calicut. He took his Master of Theology from Pontifical Seminary, Alwaye and completed his Master of Arts (History) from University of Mysore. During 1986 and 1991 he did his doctorate in canon law from Pontifical Urban University, Rome. He taught in the seminary from 1992 -1998. He was a professor of Fundamental Theology, Canon Law and Moral Theology. He also served as Dean of Studies. He was appointed as bishop on Nov. 5., 1998 and was consecrated as the first Bishop of Kannur on Feb.7., 1999. The bishop has taken as his motto According to Your Will. He was transferred to Calicut diocese on May 15, 2012. The Calicut diocese was lying vacant after Bishop Joseph Kalathiparambil appointed as the secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerants at Vatican two years ago.

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