Pope Francis

Patron of Vijayapuram Diocese

Pope Francis (Latin: Franciscus born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 17 December 1936) is the 266th and current Pope of the Roman Catholic Church, a title he holds ex officio as Bishop of Rome, and sovereign of Vatican City. He chose Francis as his papal name in honor of Saint Francis of Assisi. Francis is the first Jesuit pope, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere and the first Pope from outside Europe since the Syrian Gregory III, who reigned in the 8th century.

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Rt. Rev. Dr. Sebastian Thekethecheril

Bishop of Vijayapuram Diocese

we have rediscovered the fundamental role of the first announcement or kerygma, which needs to be the center of all evangelizing activity and all efforts at Church renewal… On the lips of the catechist the first proclamation must ring out over and over: “Jesus Christ loves you; he gave his life to save you; and now he is living at your side every day to enlighten, strengthen and free you”

But if anyone does not provide for his relatives, and especially for members of his household, he has denied the faith and is worse than an unbeliever. (1 Timothy 5:8)

Administration Team of Vijayapuram Diocese

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness, that the man of God may be competent, equipped for every good work. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)


Rev.Fr. Justine Madathiparambil

Vicar General

Bishop House, Kottayam, Kerala, India. 0481-2304346, 2563747


Rt. Rev. Msgr. Jose Navez Puthenparambil, PH.D.


Bishop’s House, Kottayam, Kerala, India. 0481-2563747


Rev. Fr. Xavier Cherunelladiyil

Vice Chancellor

St. Francis Xavier’s Church, Kanjirapara. 0481-2456055


Rev. Fr. Joseph Cherukakramcheril

Financial Administrator

Bishop’s House, Kottayam, Kerala, India. 0481-2563747, 2575596


Rev. Fr.Antony Pattaparambil

Corporate Manager

Bishop’s House, Kottayam, Kerala, India. 0481-2569934/2573761


Rev. Fr. Varghese Kottakkattu

Director - Catechism

Bishop’s House, Kottayam, Kerala, India. 0481-2584872