Cariculum Vitae
Name   -    His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Joshua Mar Ignathios
Place of Birth   -    Kottarakkara
Parish   -    Holy Trinity, Kizhaketheruvu/ Kottarakara
Name of Father   -    Kizhakkevettil Oomen Varghese
Name of Mother   -    Annamma Varghese
Important Dates
Date of Birth   -    24 May 1950
Priestly Ordination   -    2 April 1978
Appointed Corepiscopo   -    10 March 1997
Episcopal Ordination   -    29 June 1998
Heavenly Patron   -    Mar Ignathios of Antioch
Feast   -    29 January
Present Postal Address
Amalagiri Catholic Bishop’s House
Punnamoodu, Mavelikara P. O. 690 101
Alappuzha Dist, Kerala, INDIA
Telephone, Fax and Email
Tel   -    0091 479 2344082
Mobile   -    0091 9447141642
Fax   -    0091 479 2344083
Email   -    marignathios@yahoo.co.in
SSLC   -    Government High School Kottarakara in 1967
Minor Seminary   -    St. Aloysius Minor Seminary, Trivandrum in 1967
PDC   -    Mar Ivanios College in Trivandrum 1968 -1970
Major Seminary   -    St. Paul’s Seminary, Tiruchirapally, June 1970- 1978
Bachelor of Theology   -    Urbanian University, Rome in 1978
BA   -    Christian College, Marthandom in TamilNadu
MA   -    Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu in 1984
B. Ed   -    Madurai Kamaraj University, Tamil Nadu in 1985
M. Ed   -    Madurai Kamaraj University in 1987
Ph. D   -    Stella Matituna College of Education,Chennai of the Madras University in 2000
Ordination   -    02 April 1978
Kirathoor, Manjathoppe, Vimalapuram,
Susaipuram 1978-1983
Parish Priest   -    Padi, Perampur and Thiruvottiyoor 1982 - 1996
Principal   -    Sacred Heart Metriculation Higher Secondary School, Padi, 1982-1996
Manager   -    Mar Gregorios College, Madras- From1994-1996
Vicar General   -    Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum 1996-1998
Corepiscopo   -    1997
Auxiliary Bishop of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum   -    29 June 1998
Vice Chairman of the Temperance Movement of KCBC   -    1998-2000
The Secretary of the KCBC   -    2000-2002
The Chairman of Temperance Movement   -    2002- 2007
Vice Chairman of the KCBCMember   -    2007
Member, Nilaykal Ecumenical Trust   -    2004 onwards
Chairmanship of the Labour Commission of the Catholic Bishop’s Conference of India (CBCI)   -    2002 - 2010
Installation as the first bishop of Mavelikara   -    16 February 2007
Chairman, KCBC   -    2009- 2010
Chairman, Madyavirudha Janakeeya Munnani   -    2009 onwards
Chairman, CBCI Commission for Education and Culture   -    2010 onwards
Chairman, KCBC Commission for Vigilance and Harmony and Desk for Human Rights   -    2013
Chairman, Synodal Commission for Laity and Social Action   -    2012
President, MITHRA (Rehabilitation Centre for Challenged Children)   -    2013