The news was shared locally by Fr. Charles Kumar, chancellor of the Madras-Mylapore diocese. The Archbishop functions from the Bishops House in San Thome, and its campus is alongside the St. Thomas Cathedral.
The new archbishop hails from Tiruchi and was ordained a priest in 1980. He studied at St Joseph’s in Tiruchi and pursued studies abroad, getting his doctorate in pastoral theology.
Currently, he is the Apostolic Nuncio ( the ambassador of the Pope in Sierra Leone, Gambia and Liberia).
He is expected to take charge shortly. He succeeds Rev. A M Chinnappa who has retired. The diocese is in charge of over 100 parish communities covering the city and some suburbs.