Bangalore 1 September 2017 (CCBI): The Synod of the Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, gathered at Mount St. Thomas, Kerala, having received prior Papal Assent according to CCEO can. 184, canonically elected to the office of Auxiliary Bishop of the Archeparchy of Tellicherry, Rev. Fr. Joseph Pamplany, till now Secretary of the Doctrinal Commission of the Syro-Malabar Church. The Auxiliary Bishop-elect has been assigned the Titular See of Numluli. This ecclesiastical provision was made public in Rome on Friday, 1st September, 2017.
Fr. Joseph Pamplany was born on 11th December, 1969, at Charal in the Archeparchy of Tellicherry. After the school studies, and completing his pre degree at Nirmalagiri College, Kuthuparamba, he joined St. Joseph’s Minor Seminary, Tellicherry (1986-1988). He did his philosophical and theological studies at St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary, Alwaye (1988-97). He was ordained Priest on 30th December, 1997. He served as Assistant Parish Priest at Peravoor (1998-99) and was Parish Priest at Deepagiri (1999-2001). From 2001-2006 he did his studies on Sacred Scripture and obtained Doctorate from Leuven University, Belgium. On his return, he was appointed Director of Bible Apostolate in the Archeparchy from 2006 onward. He is the Founder Director of Alpha Institute of Theology from 2007 onward.
He is member of the Consulters’ Body of the Archeparchy and of the Administrative Council. He is Secretary of the Doctrinal Commission of the Syro-Malabar Church, KCBC and CBCI. He is also member of the Doctrinal Commission of FABC. He is visiting professor of Holy Scripture in different major Seminaries and Institutes. He is proficient in Malayalam, English, German and French.