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Kerala Church rejoices on the release of Fr Tom Uzhunnalil
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KCMS Meeting   

KCMS Meeting on 16th September 2017 at 9.30am

Kerala Lawyers Forum Meeting   

Kerala Lawyers Forum Meeting (NLF-K) on 16th September 2017 at 9.30am

Jesus Youth Meeting   

Jesus Youth Meeting on 17th September 2017 at 10.00am

Jesus Fraternity - Directors Meeting   

Jesus Fraternity - Directors Meeting on 20th  September 2017 at 10.00am

CHAI National Annual General Body Meeting   

CHAI National Annual General Body Meeting on 22nd and 23rd September 2017 at POC 

KTA Executive Meeting   

KTA Executive Meeting on 25th Septmeber 2017 at 11.00am

Witnesses Of Mercy Seminar   

Witnesses of Mercy Seminar on 25th September 2017 at POC 

The Preparatory Meeting for Mission Conference   

The Preparatory Meeting for Mission Conference on 26th September 2017 at 9.30am


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Mar Joseph Pastor Neelankavil, CMI
Mar Joseph Pastor Neelankavil, CMI
Neelankavil

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Bishop Joseph Neelankavil was born at Laloor, Aranattukara on 19th March 1930 as the second among the seven children to Lazar and Kunjannam. After his school education he joined the CMI Congregation as an aspirant in 1947 at Elthuruth. He was ordained priest on 17 May1960. After his ordination he was appointed Assistant Social Director of the diocese of Trichur. In 1963 he was sent to Rome for Higher Studies and he did the one-year pastoral sociology in the Jesuit Institute - CISIC. He did his doctorate in Canon Law from the Lateran University in Rome on the topic Feast Discipline of the St. Thomas Christians of Malabar. On his return from Rome, he was two years in the minor seminary and for two years taught canon law in the Dharmaram College, Bangalore. In 1974 he was appointed mission superior and thereafter superior and manager of Christ College Irinjalakuda till 1981. The next four years he was in Mumbai as superior of the CMIs who were to take care of the pastoral needs of the Syro-Malabar faithful there. Later while he worked as the General Mission Secretary, in 1987 he was nominated the second bishop of Sagar and was ordained bishop on 22 February 1987. His motto was pro petro et populo - for Peter and People. On reaching the age of 75, he retired from office as Bishop of Sagar in 2006.

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