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. 

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

Parents:                      – Late Anthaiah (Father) and Annamma (Mother)

Place of Birth:            – Jadi Jamalpur, Mandal, Nizamabad

School Studies – Up to 1962 at Jadi Jamalpur, St. Peter’s High School (now Amalgamated in All Saints High School) Gunfoundry, Hyderabad from 1962 – 69.
Completed Secondary School certificate (SSC) in April 1969.
Intermediate in Andhra Loyola College from 1969 – 1971
Minor Seminary at St. Peter’s Minor Seminary, Cuddapah, 1971 – 1972
Major Seminary at Papal Seminary, Pune, Philosophy & Theology 1972 – 1979
Masters in Philosophy, M. Ph., Jnana Deep Vidyapeeth, Pune 1974 – 76

Ordination to Priesthood – 11th October 1979
Diocesan Youth Chaplain – 1980 – 1981
Doctoral Studies : 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
Consecrated in Cuddapah on 22nd July 1998
Bishop of Cuddapah, July 1998 – July 2002
Appointed and Installed as Bishop of Vijayawada on 15th August 2002
Chairman of the APBC Commission for Clergy and Religious
Secretary General, CCBI (for 6 years) March 2004-2006, 2006-2008 & 2009-2011
APSS Chairman
Member of CBCI Doctrinal Commission
Vice- President of Andhra Pradesh Bishop’s Council (APBC)
Appointed as the Apostolic Administrator of Eluru Diocese on 19th August 2009
Chairman of the APBC Commission for Doctrine & Theology
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.
President of the CBCI Commission for Health Care, February 2014.
Vice-Chairman of the TCBC Commission for Education, August 2014
Chairman of the TCBC Commission for Health, August 2014
Chairman of the TCBC Commission for Women, August 2014


Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu is the Secretary General of the Conference of Catholics Bishops in India, a body of Latin Rite bishops in India. 


Name: Most Rev.  Poola Anthony D.D(Archdiocese of  Hyderabad)

Date of Birth: 15th Nov 1961

Place of Birth: Chindhukur, Poluru Parish, Kurnool 

Languages known:Telugu,English,Hindi, Tamil and Kannada

Priestly Ordination:20TH Feb 1992,St.Mary’s Cathedral,Mariapuram, Kadapa.Ordined by Late Most Rev S.A. Arulaiah D.D


1992-1993 : Assistant stSt.Marys Cathedral, Maria Puram, Kadapa.

1993-1994 : Assistant Parish Priest at Amagampalli.

1994-1995 : Parish Priest at Tekurpet, Correspondent of RCMElementrySchool,Chinayarasal& kappalapalli.

1995-2000 :Parish Priest of Our lady of Fatima Church,Badvel,Director  – St.Thomas Boarding Home,Badvel .

2000-2001:Parish Priest of holy cross church,Veerapallly. Correspondent,RCH UP School,Veerapally & Konasamudram. Director –Vander Valk Boys Boarding Home.

2001-2002: Resident Priest at st.Josephs Catholic Church,St.Joseph Kalamazoo Diocese ,USA.

2002-2003: Associate  Pastor at St.Genevieve Catholic Church,Archdiocese of Chicago

OFFICES Held  2003   : Coordinator for CFCA- Secretary for Education Society, Deputy Manager, RCM Schools, Diocese of Cuddapah, Editor of CFCA SamacharaLekha.

2008-2015 : Chairman for youth commission Telugu region

2008-2015: Chairman for Scheduled Castes/Backward Classes Commission

2008-2020: Chairman for Andhra Pradesh Social service society

2014-2020: Secretary general & Treasurer of Telugu catholic bishops council

2014-2020:Chairman of the Sikh village campus,secretariat for TCBC Priests Community

2014-2020:  Chairman for Jeevan in state printing press

2001-2002Ecclesiastical studies : CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) at Bronson Methodist Hospital,Department of Pastoral care

2002-2003: A Course on religion& Theological Engagement at Loyola University, Chicago, IL USA.

Episcopal Consecration : 19th April,2008 at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral , Kurnool as Bishop of  Kurnool.                         

Appointed as Metropolitan : 19th November 2020 Archbishop of Hyderabad  

Installation Ceremony :On 03rd  January 2021  Achievements :Produced audio Cassettes, namely SnehaSravanth, DivyaKanthi, Saraagam,jeevanaraagam  Nene neevai,AmruthVarshni,Chistian Devotional Songs

Date of Birth:                          2nd October 1957

Place of Birth:                         Mariyapuram of Kadapa Diocese, AP

Name of the Parents:              M. D. Joseph and Rojamma

School:                                    St. Josephs’, mariyapuram, Kadapa (1962-1973)

Minor Seminary:                     St. Peter’s Minor Seminary,  Kadapa (1973-1974)

Intermediate:                           Loyola College, Vijayawada (1974-1976)

Major Seminary:                      St. John’s Regional Seminary, Hyderabad (1976-1982)

Ordained on:                           7th April, 1983 (For the Diocese of Kadapa)

Ordained by:                           Most  Rev. S. A. Arulaiah, Bishop of Kadapa

Graduation:                            Osmania University, Hyderabad (1985-1987)

Doctorate:                               Pont. Gregorian University, Rome (1991-1994 & 1997-2000)

Consecrated on:                      28th August 2002 as Bishop of Kadapa

Consecrated by:                      His Grace Most. Rev. M. Joji, Archbishop of Hyderabad

Transferred to:                                    Diocese of Nellore on 7th December 2006

Installation on:                        17th January 2007


Ministries and Offices Held:

1983-1984                   :           Parish Priest of Kalasapadu

1983-1984                   :           Asst. Director of Pastoral Centre

1984-1985                   :           Chaplin for Youth

1984-1988                   :           Director of Pastoral Centre

1988-1989                   :           Parish Priest of Amagampalli

1990-1991                   :           Director of Social Service

1990-2000                   :           Studied & Ministry in Rome, Germany, Switzerland & Austria

1990-1991 &2001       :           Vicar General & Member of the Bishop’s Council

1998-1990 & 2001      :           Member of the Diocesan Finance Committee

2001                            :           Director General for Pastoral Work and New Evangelization

2001                            :           Director to the Diocesan Congregation of Sisters

2001                            :           Vice President to Diocesan Education Committee & Social                                                  Service Society

2001                            :           Bishop’s Delegation to the Diocesan English Medium Schools

2002-2007                   :           Bishop of  Kadapa

2007 January 17th        :           Bishop of Nellore


To Contact: 

Bishop’s House

Nellore – 524 001, AP

 Phone: +91 861 233 1038(O), 2320191 (P)

Fax: +91 861 232 3950


Born:                                                  18-06-1954

Place of Birth:                                   Gudur   (Lourdunagar), Warangal Dt. T.S

Appointed Bishop of Warangal:      13-04-2013 

Consecrated Bishop of Warangal:  23-03-2013

Ordination to Diaconate:                  December, 1977

Ordination to Priesthood:                 February, 1979

Phone Number:                                 0870-2459128


Secular Studies

Diploma in Oriental Languages – Telugu 1978
M.A in philosophy 2003
language known Telugu, Hindi, English, Italian and German (and has working knowledge in Latin and Greek)
Ecclesiastical Studies licentiate and Doctorate in Moral Theory at Alphosianum, Rome.

Pastoral Ministry

Worked as Assistant Parish Priest for one year at Dornakal (Warangal Dioceses) and later Parish Priest at Proddutur, Ravinuthala, Cheruvumadaram (all parishes are at present in Khamman Diocese) and as Procurator at Bishop House Fathimanagar (1986)

Formative Ministry

Formation and teaching is the Moral Theology at St. John’s Regional Seminary, Hyderabad from 1994 to 2006


Rector in St. John’s Seminary, Hyderabad from 1997 to 2006 (9 years)

Administrative Ministry

a) Chancellor and Procurator of the Dioceses of Warangal: 1 year
b) Procurator and teacher of Catechetics at St. John’s Regional Seminary, Hyderabad : 4 years from 1986 -1990
c) Deputy Secretary General, CCBI from June 2006 till date.



Name of the parents                :     Sri Prabhudas and Smt. Kamalamma

Date of Birth                            :     08.03.1952

Place of Birth                             :     Pedda Avutapalli

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

Licentiate in Biblical Theology:     Dharmaram Vidyakshetram, Bengaluru

Doctorate in Sp. Theology        :     Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

Solemn profession in SMM      :     31.01.1980

Priestly Ordination                     :     07.06.1980



 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



  1. CHAIRMAN of TCBC Commission for the Bible
  2. One of the four members of the CBCI Commission for the Bible
  3. Chairman of TCBC Commission for Ecumenism and Inter-Religious Dialogue
  4. Chairman of Bharathamithram Magazine

Date of Birth:                        Sept, 19, 1956.

Birth Place:                            Motakondur –Yadagirigutta Mandal.

Diocese:                                  Priest of Nalgonda diocese, Telangana

Date of Ordination:               May 3, 1983

Date of Consecration:           June 25, 2016


Philosophy & Theology:  St. John’s Regional Seminary in Hyderabad.

Master’s Degree:         Literature from Osmania University, Hyderabad.


1995-2002:      Director of the Kolping Centre & in charge of the Diocesan Youth Centre.
2002-2003:      parish priest of St. Joseph’s Church, Kodad.

2003-2005:      Assistant parish priest in a parish in England in

2006-2007:      Parish priest in a parish Germany

2007-2011:      Parish priest at St. Mary’s Church, Hannover, Germany
2011- 2016:     Parish priest at the Infant Jesus Shrine, Miryalaguda

He served Nalgonda diocese and abroad in various capacities and later also served in Germany as chaplain at Herford (1994-1995).
Pope Francis on June 25, 2016, appointed Fr. Bhagyaiah Chinnabathini as the new Bishop of Guntur diocese.

Offices held as Bishop:

            TCBC Vice – President  &  Vice – Chairman of Amruthavani

Bishop’s House,
Chandramouli Nagar,
Guntur – 522007, A.P., India

Phone: (0863) 2350.255
Fax :   2351.234

Bishop's Profile

Most Rev. Anthony Poola

Archbishop of Hyderabad

Most Rev. Moses D. Prakasam

Bishop of Nellore

Most Rev. Jaya Rao Polimera

Bishop of Eluru


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