ASIA/INDIA - Resignation and appointment of Bishop of Indore

Saturday, 17 February 2024

Vatican City (Agenzia Fides) - The Holy Father has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the diocese of Indore, India, presented by Bishop Chacko Thottumarickal, S.V.D.
The Holy Father has appointed the Reverend Thomas Mathew Kuttimackal, of the clergy of the diocese of Indore, India, until now parish priest of Indore Cathedral, as bishop of the same diocese.
Msgr. Thomas Mathew Kuttimackal was born on 25 February 1962 in Kalloorkad, Kerala, in the diocese of Kothamangalam. He studied philosophy and theology at Khrist Premalaya Philosophate and Theologate Seminary in Bhopal.
He was ordained a priest on 25 November 1987 for the diocese of Indore.
He has held the following offices: deputy parish priest of Indore Cathedral (1987-1990), deputy parish priest in Jhabua (1990-1992), deputy director (1992-1998) and director of a school in Indore (1998-20029, vice rector of the minor seminary in Jhabua (2002-2004), director of a diocesan school (2004-2009), parish priest in Dewas (2009-2015), parish priest and dean of Dewas (2015-2021) and, since 2021, parish priest of Indore Cathedral. (Agenzia Fides, 17/2/2024)