Pope appoints Fr K A William as new bishop of Mysore

Mysore / Rome, Jan 25 (Vatican Radio) : Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed Fr. Kannikadass William Antony the new bishop to the Diocese of Mysore in southern India’s Karnataka state. He takes over from Bishop Thomas Antony Vazhapilly, who has retired.

Fr. Kannikadass William Antony has completed Bachelor’s degree in Education, Masters in Canon Law at St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore and Masters in Christianity (MA) at University of Mysore.

After his ordination he has served as assistant Parish Priest of St. Thomas Church, Thomayarpalaya and Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Martalli, as parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, Gundulpet, Holy Family, Hinkal, and St. Joseph’s Cathedral(St. Philomena’s Church), Mysore.

He has also served as Financial Administrator and Chancellor of the Diocese of Mysore for 6 years. Currently he is the Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Church, Jayalakshmipuram, and Public Relations Officer of the same diocese. He is also the Secretary and Correspondent of the Mysore Diocesan Educational Society which administers 128 institutions in 4 districts of Mysore, Mandya, Kodagu and Chamarajanaga.

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  • Sophia Gerard, Mysore/ Australia

    Sat, Mar 4 2017

    Congratulation ,Fr K A William God Bless you with all the grace you need to lead,guide the people of God. May Mother Mary always protect you. Holy Spirit lead you. I am your very proud cousin. I will always continue to pray for your prastrol care. Once again God Bless you.

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  • Fr. Joseph Alexander, Belgaum/ Pune

    Thu, Feb 2 2017

    Congratulations to Fr. K.A. WILLIAM ANTONY, the native becoming the Bishop of Mysore Diocese. All the best for your future ministry as a bishop.

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  • Michael Noronha, Mysore

    Sun, Jan 29 2017

    The appointment of Fr K.A.William as the Bishop of Mysuru is indeed a good choice. He is a committed pastor, an able administrator and an approachable Priest. He has a long innings of 23 years as Bishop and we hope and pray that the Catholic Priests, Religious - Men and Women, laity and the people of other faiths will find in him a "Good Shepherd willing to lay down his life for the sheep".

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  • Fr. Valerian Sequeira, Ujire/Karwar

    Thu, Jan 26 2017

    Congratulation Fr. Williams on your appointment as the Bishop of Mysore. May the Church in Mysore continue to give witness to our Lord Jesus Christ. . Be assured of my prayers and support.

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  • Laurence Miranda, Goa / Kuwait

    Thu, Jan 26 2017

    Congratulations Fr. K A Williams and God bless you always. May Our Lord Jesus Christ bless you as a Bishop and Mother Mary guide you throughout.
    Amchim mogachim un-unit porbim tumkam Fr. Williams.

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