|Bishop-elect Fr. William|
Pope Francis has appointed Fr. K. Antony William as the new Bishop of Mysore in place of Bishop Thomas Vazhapilly who resigned from the pastoral care of the diocese on attaining the retirement age.
Bishop-elect Fr. William is currently Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Church in Jayalakshmipuram, and also the Secretary of the Mysore Diocesan Educational Society.
He was born in Pollibetta of Mysore on February27, 1965. He studied at the St. Mary’s Minor Seminary and at St. Philomena’s College in Mysore.
He completed his philosophical and theological studies and acquired a Master’s Degree in Canon Law (1996-1998) at the St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary in Bangalore. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Education and a Master’s Degree in Christianity from the University of Mysore.
After his priestly ordination on May18, 1993 in the Diocese of Mysore, he served in the parishes of Thomayarpalayam and Martallias Assistant Parish Priest and the parishes of Gundlupet, Hinkal and Mysore Cathedral as Parish Priest. He was the Financial Administrator and Chancellor of the Diocese of Mysore during 2003-2009. Since 2015, he has been the Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Church in Jayalakshmipuram, and Secretary of the Mysore Diocesan Educational Society.
He is a member of the Diocesan College of Consultors, of the Diocesan Financial Council and of the Mysore Diocesan Society, as well as the Diocesan Public Relation Officer and the Defender of Bond at the Diocesan Tribunal.
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