Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, on 16 November 2012 appointed rev. Marianna Kolakani, of the diocesan clergy of Vijayawada as Rector of the Major Seminary "St. John's Regional Theological Seminary " in Hyderabad, India.
The new Rector was born in Muchintala, diocese of Vijayawada, on November 22, 1957 and was ordained a priest on 19 March 1983. He completed his studies and obtained a Doctorate in Canon Law in Rome. Since 2005 he is professor of Canon Law at St. John's Regional Theological Seminary. (CE) (Agenzia Fides 21/06/2013)