Roman Catholic Diocese of Chingleput

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NAME MOST REV. DR. A. NEETHINATHAN
Diocese of Chingleput
ADDRESS Catholic Bishop's House,
Thimmavaram, Kancheepuram Road
Thimmavaram, Chingleput - 603 101.
Tamil Nadu, India
PHONE 044 – 27 42 66 49
FAX 044 - 27 43 17 84
EMAIL chengaidiocese@yahoo.co.in
BORN ON 03rd July 1955
BORN AT Kakkanur, Villupuram Taluk, TamilNadu
PRIESTLY ORDINATION ON 09th May 1987
ORDAINED AT

St. andrew’s church, choolai, chennai

philosophy
jnanodaya, salesian college
Yercaud 636 601, india

THEOLOGY
MORNING STAR REGIONAL SEMINARY
BARRACKPORE WEST BENGAL – 743

Diploma in comparative religion
Dharmaram Institute of Thelogy and philosophy, Bangalore

Positions held 1987-1991 Assistant Director, Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre Director, Archdiocesan Pastoral Centre Vocation Promoter
1991-1997 Director, Chingleput Rural Development Society

(The Official Social Service organ of the Diocese)

Parish Priest, St. Joseph’s Church, Chingleput Parish Priest, Christ the King Church, Karumbakkam Vicar Forane, Chingleput Deanery Member of the Priests’ Senate Member of the College of Consultors
1997-1998 Chaplain, JFK Medical Centre, New Jersey, USA
1998-2000 Master’s Degree in Pastoral Thelogy

St. John’s University, New York, USA

2000-2002 Vice-Rector, Sacred Heart Seminary, Poonamallee Chennai
19.07.2002 Announcement as the First Bishop of Chengai Diocese

29.07.2002

Episcopal Ordination
2003-2009 Chairman of Women Commission
2010 Chairman of Commission for SC/ST – TNBC Title of Doctor or Divinity (Honoris Causa)

(The Academy of Ecumenical Indian Theology and Church Administration)

2011 Chairman of Commission for SC/ST – CBCI
2016 Vice President of Tamil Nadu Bishop Council


 

 

 

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