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Bishop Joseph Kalathiparambil appointed Secretary of the Pontifical Council
Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Bishop Joseph Kalathiparambil as the new Secretary of the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People.

Born in Vaduthala, near Ernakulam in Kerala, on Oct 6, 1952, Bishop Joseph Kalathiparambil was ordained a priest on March 13, 1978 by Archbishop Joseph Kelanthara of Verapoly Archdiocese.

He is specialized in Canon Law from Rome and was appointed Vice Rector of Collegio San Paolo in Rome from 1984 to 1989. He was appointed Chancellor of the Archdiocese of Verapoly on Aug. 15, 1989.

He was confered the titel 'Capellano Di Sua Santita' (Monsignor) in 1989 by the pope. In Nov. 6, 1996, he was made the Vicar General of Archdiocese of Verapoly. He was adorned with the Prelate of Honor on January 31, 2001. He was nominated Bishop of Calicut on April 19, 2002 and was ordained Bishop of Calicut on May 19, 2002.
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