Most rev. mallavarapu prakash

Archbishop of Vishakapatnam


Secretary General of the Conference of Catholics Bishops in India, a body of Latin Rite bishops in India.
Chairman of the TCBC Commission for Women, August 2014
Chairman of the TCBC Commission for Health, August 2014
Vice-Chairman of the TCBC Commission for Education, August 2014
President of the CBCI Commission for Health Care, February 2014
Chairman of the APBC Commission for Doctrine & Theology
Appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of Eluru Diocese on 19th August 2009
Vice- President of Andhra Pradesh Bishop’s Council (APBC)
Member of CBCI Doctrinal Commission
APSS Chairman
Secretary General, CCBI (for 6 years) March 2004-2006, 2006-2008 & 2009-2011
Chairman of the APBC Commission for Clergy and Religious
Appointed and Installed as Bishop of Vijayawada on 15th August 2002
Bishop of Cuddapah, July 1998 – July 2002

About Me

 Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu was born on Jan. 29, 1949 in Jadi-Jamalpur, Mandal, Nizamabad in Hyderabad Diocese. He was ordained a priest on Oct. 11, 1979. He was appointed bishop of Cuddapah on June 11, 1998 and was installed on July 22, 1998. On July 26, 2002 he was transferred to the Diocese of Vijayawada.


Ph.D., in Indian Philosophy, Jnana Deep Vidyapeeth, Pune, 1981 – 1985
Financial Administrator of the Archdiocese of Hyderabad : 1986 – 1988
Masters Degree in Theology : Loyola University of Chicago, 1989 – 1990
Rector of St. John’s Regional Seminary, Hyderabad, 1991 – 1997
Parish Priest of Gaddiannaram, 1997 – 1998
Elected Bishop of Cuddapah, 11th June 1998
Major Seminary at Papal Seminary, Pune, Philosophy & Theology 1972 – 1979
Minor Seminary at St. Peter’s Minor Seminary, Cuddapah, 1971 – 1972
Intermediate in Andhra Loyola College from 1969 – 1971
Completed Secondary School certificate (SSC) in April 1969.
Up to 1962 to Jadi Jamalpur, St. Peter’s High School (now Amalgamated in All Saints High School) Gunfoundry, Hyderabad from 1962 to 1969


Announcement of the appointment as the Archbishop of the Metropolitan Diocese of Visakhapatnam on 3rd July 2012. 

Installed as the Archbishop of the Metropolitan Diocese of Visakhapatnam on 9th August 2012.


Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Vishakapatnam Archdiocese, on July 3, 2012. On Aug. 9, 2012, Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio led the installation ceremony at the cathedral of Visakhapatnam. He succeeds Archbishop Mariadas Kagithapu M.S.F.S., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the pope accepted, upon having reached the age limit

Date of Birth

 29th January 1949


Late Anthaiah (Father) and Annamma (Mother)

Place of Birth

Jadi Jamalpur, Mandal Nizambad