Our Bishop

His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil S.T.D

Born: January 11, 1949
Father: Kunju Varuth
Mother: Anna
Schooling at St. Francis Assisi School, Arthumkal 1965 

Started seminary life at Fortcochin.

1973 Dec 19th - Ordained Priest.

1974-1977 Assistant Vicar at St. Louis Church, Mundamveli.

1977-1978 Assistant Vicar at Santa Curz Basilica, Fortcochin.

1978-1983 Higher Studies - Saint Alphonsian's Academy, Rome.

1983-1987 Vicar at St. Augustine's Church, Aroor.

1987-1992 Editor of Talent.

1992-2000 Director of P. O. C. & Deputy Secretary General of Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council.  

2000-2005 Vicar General, Diocese of Cochin.

2005-2009 Bishop of Punalur.

2009 July 5th - Installed as the Bishop of Cochin.


Tel. Nos: 0484-2215400, 2215401, 2215402 

Fax: 0484-2215404

E-mail: bpjosephkariyil@gmail.com