Canon Law and Other Legislative Texts

Office Bearers

George AntonysamyMost Rev. George Antonysamy
Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore
Archbishop’s House
41, Santhome High Road
Chennai – 600 004
Tamilnadu, IndiaTel. (O): 044-24641102, 24640833, Fax: 044-24641999
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Executive Secretary:
Rev. Dr. Irudaya Raj S.
Morning Star Regional Seminary
Barrackpore – Barasat Road
Sewli – Telenipara PO. Nilganj
Calcutta – 700 121, West Bengal, IndiaE-Mail:
Mobile: 098306 44543
Most Rev. Dominic Savio Fernandes
Auxiliary Bishop of Bombay
Salvation Seva Kendra, 3rd Floor
S. K. Bole Road, Dadar (W)
Mumbai – 400 028
Maharashtra, IndiaTel. (O): 022-24310895
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Most Rev. Derek Fernandes
Bishop of Karwar
Bishop’s Office
Puneeth Sadan, Shirwad
Karwar – 581 306
Karnataka, IndiaTel. (O): 08382-282364, Tel. (P): 08382-282363
Fax: 08382-282452
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Vision and Mission Statement for the Commission
Vision provides a guide, a blue print giving direction to one`s efforts. The member bishops and the consulters prepared the following Vision and Mission Statement for the Canon Law Commission:

To establish the kingdom of God by promoting the values of Love, Truth, Justice, Peace, Harmony and Communion.

The commission for canon Law and Other Legislative Texts by its planning and programmes will reinforce these values and create, strengthen and sustain effective administrative and pastoral structures in a true spirit of Christ and according to the mind of the Church, which will promote a healthy and participatory Church, which will reflect the kingdom of God.
By these activities, the Commission will work to realize the kingdom of God in India.

Former Chairmen
Cardinal Oswald Gracias: 1998 – 2006
Abp. Anthony Anandarayar: 2006 – 2015
Abp. George Antonysamy: 2015

Former Executive Secretaries
1. Fr. Joseph Chinnayyan: 1988-2003
2. Fr. Dominic Savio Fernandes: 2003-2005
3. Fr. Peter Thumma: 2006-2010
4. Fr. Arulselvam Rayappan: 2010-2018
5. Fr. Irudaya Raj S. 2018-