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joseph raja rao smm

Bishop of Vijayawada

Experience

 1980-1984 : Rector of Minor Seminary of SMM, Mysuru

1984–1990 : Rector of Theology Montfortano in Bengaluru & Provincial Councillor

1990 – 1997 :Provincial Superior

1993 – 1997 Vice –president of the CRI

1997 – 2004 : New Foundation of Hospitaler of Mercy, Rome

2001 – 2004  :  Studies in Rome

2004 – 2008 : Director of Anugraha, Institute for poor children

2006 – 2011 : Director of Montfortian Marian Centre, Bengaluru

2008 – 2011 : Provincial Council & Rector of Theology Montfortano Maria Bhavan, Bangalore

2011 – 2015-12-29  :  Procurator General & postulator of the Congregation of PP.Montfort in Rome

Till Feb. 2016  : Provincial of the Indian Province, SMM

2nd February, 2016 : Episcopal Ordination.

Education

Secular studies : B. A. in Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada
Minor Seminary : St. Ambrose Seminary, Nuzvid
Philosophy as novice of SMM : St. Peter’s Papal Seminary, Bengaluru
Theology : Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome
Solemn profession in SMM : 31.01.1980
Priestly Ordination  : 07.06.1980

OFFICES AT THE REGIONAL AND NATIONAL LEVEL

  • CHAIRMAN of TCBC Commission for the Bible
  • One of the four members of the CBCI Commission for the Bible
  • Chairman of TCBC Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Dialogue
  • Chairman of Bharathamithram Magazine

Place of Birth

Pedda Avutapalli

Parents 

Sri Prabhudas and Smt. Kamalamma

Date of Birth

08.03.1952