Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - On January 2, 2017 Cardinal Fernando Filoni, Prefect of the Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples, appointed Fr. Savarimuthu Arockiaraj, of the clergy of the diocese of Tiruchirapalli, as Rector of "San Paolo" interdiocesan Seminary in the Diocese of Tiruchirapalli, India.
The new Rector was born on October 24, 1954 in Lallapeth, and was ordained a priest on 8 January 1981 for the diocese of Tiruchirapalli. He studied philosophy (1974/1976) and theology (1977/1980) at St. Peter's Pontifical Seminary in Mallewaram West, Bangalore. From 1994 to 2002 he studied at the Institut Catholique in Paris, where he obtained his licentiate and doctorate in theology. (SL) (Agenzia Fides 10/05/2017)