Bangalore 9th March 2020 His Holiness Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of His Excellency Most Rev. Sebastianappan Singaroyan (67) from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Salem, Tamilnadu. He served as the Chief Shepherd of the Diocese of Salem from October 18th, 2000 to March 09th, 2020
Bishop Singaroyan was born on 18th January, 1952 at Elathagiri in Dharmapuri District, Tamilnadu. He studied Philosophy and Theology at St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore. He was ordained priest on 27th May, 1978 for the Diocese of Salem. At age of 48 he was ordained fourth Bishop of Salem on 18th October, 2000.
He took doctorate in theology from Pontifical Lateran University, Rome in 1995. He has M.A. (Tamil), M.A. (Public Administration), M. Sc. (Psychology) all in the University of Madras. He was the Professor of Theology and Director of Pastoral Ministry at Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Coimbatore.
|Name||Most. Rev. Dr. Sebastinappan Singarayan|
|Date of Birth||18.01.52|
|Date of Ordination||27.05.78|
|Episcopal Consecration on||18.10.2000|
|Feast Day||November 10th|
|Resigned as Bishop on||09.03.2020|