Bangalore 31 May, 2019 (CCBI): His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed Fr. Joseph Thykkattil (67) of the Clergy of Agra Archdiocese, as Bishop of the Diocese of Gwalior. This provision was made public in Rome on Friday, 31 May, 2019.
Rev. Fr. Joseph Thykkattil was born on 31 May, 1952 at Enamakkal, in Kerala. He joined St. Lawrence Minor Seminary, Agra and then studied at Regional Major Seminary St. Joseph’s, Allahabad. He was ordained Priest on 25 April, 1988. He served the Archdiocese of Agra as Vice-Principal of St. Peter’s College, Agra (1988-1990); as Parish Priest of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Agra (1990-1999); as Parish Priest at St. Mary’s in Noida (1999-2002); as Rector of St. Lawrence Minor Seminary, Agra (2002-2009); as Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Church, Mathura (2009-2012); as Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Agra and as Parish Priest of Immaculate Conception Cathedral, Agra (2012-2018) and as Parish Priest at St. Peter’s Church, Bharatpur (2018-2019).