Present Bishop

Father's Name Sebastianappan
Born on 18th January, 1952
Born at Elathagiri in Dharmapuri District
Major Seminary St. Peter's Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore
Ordained Priest On 27th May, 1978 for the Diocese of Salem at St. Mary's Church, Shevapet, Salem
Higher Studies • Licentiate in Pastoral Theology
• Doctorate in Theology in Pontifical Lateran University, Rome 1995
• Studium in Prassi Administrativa Canonica, from the Congregation for the Clergy, Vatican City (1992 - 1994)
• M.A. (Tamil Language), M.A. (Pub. Admn), M. Sc. (Psychology) all in the   University of Madras
• Diploma in Mariology from Marianum, Rome
Priestly Ministry • Director of Diocesan Evangelization and Social Communication (2 years)
• Asst.Parish priest, Arisipalayam (1 year)
• Parish Priest at Kunnamalai, Sesurajapuram and Vallapady (9 years)
• Professor of Theology and Director of Pastoral Ministry at Good Shepherd   Interdiocesan Major Seminary (till 2000)
Optional Studies • Diploma in Social Communications and Audio Visuals for Development   and Evangelization from Amruthavani, Hyderabad.
• 101 Certificate in Transactional Analysis from International    Transactional Analysis Association, Inc, California.
• Cert. in HRT Counselling and Therapy from HRT Foundation,    Trivandrum
• Cert. in Humanistic and Christian Counselling from the University of    St.Thomas Aquinas (Angelicum, Rome)
• Cert. in Alchoholism Counselling from Thiruppumunnai, Nagercoil
To Contact
Bishop’s House, Post Box No. 703
2, Court Road, Maravaneri,
SALEM – 636 007.
Tel : Office - 0427 2415641
Fax : 0427 2412937
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