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Bishop of Warangal


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.

Administrative Ministry

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


Diploma in Oriental Languages - Telugu 1978
M.A in philosophy 2003
Ecclesiastical Studies licentiate and Doctorate in Moral Theory at Alphosianum, Rome.

Appointed Bishop of Warangal: 13-04-2013 

Consecrated Bishop of Warangal: 23-03-2013

Ordination to Priesthood: February, 1979

Ordination to Diaconate: December, 1977


Date of Birth


Language known Telugu, Hindi, English, Italian and German (and has working knowledge in Latin and Greek)

Place of Birth

Gudur   (Lourdunagar), Warangal Dt. Telangana