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KCSL Meeting   

KCSL Meeting on 5th August 2017 at 10.00am

Managers Meeting ( Unaided )   

Managers meeting ( Unaided ) on 7th August 2017 at 2.00pm

Bishops Annual Retreat   

Bishops Annual Retreat from 7th August to 11th August 2017 at Mound St.Thomas Kakkanad

CHAI Meeting   

CHAI Kerala and KCBC Health Commision meeting on 8th August 2017 at 10.00am to 4.00pm

POC Jubilee Program Committee Meeting   

POC Jubilee Program Committee Meeting on 9th August 2017 at 10.00am

Finalization Of Jubilee Program   

Finalization Of Jubilee Program on 9th August 2017 at 8.30pm

PMP Training   

PMP Training on 12th August 2017 at 10.00am

KCSL Meeting   

KCSL Meeting on 12th August 2017 at 10.00am to 1.30pm

Witnesses Of Mercy Seminar   

Witnesses Of Mercy Seminar on 28th August to 2nd September2017 at POC

Prolife Meeting   

Prolife Meeting on 12th August 2017 at POC

Tax Consultation Meeting   

Tax Consultation Meeting on 21st August 2017 at 3.00pm

Women's Commission Executive Meeting   

Women's Commission Executive Meeting on 22nd August 2017 at POC 

Sunday School Award ( Mathew Nadakkal Award )   

Sunday School Award ( Mathew Nadakkal Award ) on 26th August 2017 at Mavelikara

Bible Commission Meeting   

Bible Commission Meeting on 31st August 2017 at POC ( B.P Abraham Mar Julios )




His Excellency  Dr. Joshua Mar Ignathios
His Excellency Dr. Joshua Mar Ignathios
Amalagiri Catholic Bishop's House Punnamoodu
Amalagiri Catholic Bishop's House Punnamoodu, Mavelikara - 690 101
0479-2344081, 2344082

  Birth  24-5-1950
   Feast  29-01-- YY -


Koshy Varghese was born on 24 May 1950 at Kottarakara in the civil District of Kollam as the son of Mr. Kizhakkevettil Oommen Varghese and Mrs. Annamma Varghese. He had his primary education at the St. Mary’s School, Kizhaketheruvu and he completed his secondary education at the Government High School, Kottarakkara in 1967. He entered the St. Aloysius Minor Seminary, Trivandrum in 1967. He did his Pre Degree Course at the Mar Ivanios College, Trivandrum. He had his course in Philosophy and Theology at the St. Joseph’s Seminary, Thiruchirapally, Tamil Nadu, during the period 1970- ’78. He was ordained priest on 2 April 1978 by the Metropolitan Archbishop Benedict Mar Gregorios. Fr. Koshy Varghese Kizhakkeveettil served in the parishes at Kirathoor, Manjathoppu, Vimalapuram, Susaipuram from 1978-1983. He graduated from the Christian College, Marthandom, in Tamil Nadu, with History, Economics, and Politics as his optional subjects. He secured his Master’s Degree from Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu, in 1984. In 1983 Fr. Koshy Varghese was appointed vicar of the mission stations at Padi, Perampur and Thiruvottiyoor in Chennai. During his tenure in Chennai, he started the Mar Ivanios Dispensary, and founded the Sacred Heart School, and served as its Principal from its inception. He took Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees in Education from Kamaraj University, Madurai in 1985 and 1987 respectively. In 1994, he established the Mar Gregorios College and served as its local manager till 1996. He did his research on “Leadership, Organizational Health with School Effectiveness” in Stella Matituna College of Education, Chennai and obtained Ph. D from the University of Madras, in 2000. In May 1996 he was appointed Vicar General of the Archieparchy of Trivandrum. He was made Cor-episcopo in 1997. On 15 April 1998 he was appointed the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archieparchy of Trivandrum by Pope John Paul II. Metropolitan Archbishop Cyril Mar Baselios, ordained him Bishop after the name Joshua Mar Ignathios on 29 June 1998. Metropolitan Mar Ignathios was the Vice Chairman of the Labour Movement of the Kerala Catholic Bishop’s Conference (KCBC) during the period1998-2000 and later he was elected as its Chairman for the years 2002-2007. He was elected the Secretary of the KCBC and served the Church of Kerala in this capacity during the period 2000-2002. In December 2007, he was elected the Vice President of the KCBC. His Excellency holds chairmanship of the Labour Commission of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India (CBCI) from 2002 onwards. Metropolitan Mar Ignathios was an active member of the Nilackal Ecumenical Trust. Along with the Bishops of the Episcopal Churches, His Excellency made several ecumenical journeys and visited many international pilgrim centres. He also visited the World Council of Churches’ Centre at Geneva and attended an International Conference organized by it. He has visited several countries in the West and East for attending various International Conferences organized either by the CBCI or the Holy See. The Holy Episcopal Synod of the Malankara Catholic Church elected him the first Metropolitan of the newly erected Eparchy of Mavelikara. The inauguration of the new Eparchy and the installation of Mar Ignathios as its Metropolitan took place on 16 February 2007. His Excellency Mar Ignathios serves as retreat preacher in several retreat centres associated with bishops, priests and religious across Kerala and outside the State. He is known as an eloquent preacher and powerful speaker and has an admirable command in many languages including Malayalam, Tamil and English.

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