CCBI Appoints New Officials for Migrants, Ecology, and SCC Commissions

Bangalore 10 May, 2019: The Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) appointed the following Fathers, Rev. Fr. Jaison Vadassery (49) Rev. Fr. Joshua D’Souza (37), and Fr. George Jacob, SAC (54) as Executive Secretaries to the CCBI Commissions for Migrants, Ecology and Small Christian Communities. The appointments were made at the 82 Executive Committee meeting held on 7 May, 2019, Bangalore.

Fr. Jaison Vadassery (49) is from the Archdiocese of Verapoly and currently the Secretary to the International Catholic Migrant Commission (ICMC) and the Office of Labour, CBCI. He was born on 30 May, 1970 and ordained a priest on 26 January, 1996. He holds a master’s degree in social work (MSW), a bachelor’s degrees in law (LLB) and arts (BA). He was the associate director of the Ernakulam Social Service Society (ESSS) of the Archdiocese of Verapoly, a visiting faculty member of St.  Teresa’s college, Ernakulam, Secretary to the Kerala Catholic Bishop’s Council’s (KCBC) Labour and Migrant Commission and Director of the Kerala Labour Movement (KLM).

Fr. Joshua D’Souza (37) is from the Archdiocese of Bombay and currently the principal of Our Lady of Lourdes School and Junior College, Kalyan, Mumbai. He was born on 30 August, 1982 in Mumbai and ordained a priest on 6 April, 2013 for the Archdiocese of Bombay. He holds a master’s degree in commerce (, a bachelor’s degree in education (B.Ed) and law (LLB). He served the Archdiocese of Bombay as Secretary to the Commission for Justice and Peace, assistant parish priest at St. John Baptist Church, Thane and Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Kalyan.

Fr. George Jacob Palackaparambil, S.A.C. (54) belongs to the Society of the Catholic Apostolate (Pallottine Fathers) of Prabhu Prakash Province, Nagpur. He was born on 15 February, 1965 at Kanjirathanam, in the diocese of Palai and ordained a priest on 4 May, 1990. He holds an M.Th from JDV Pune. He served as a parish priest in the archdioceses of Agra, Thrissur and Delhi as well as the diocese of Indore. Currently he is working as the director of the Pallottine Animation Centre, Nagpur and joint Secretary to NST for SCCs.