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Pope Francis appoints new Indian bishop

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  24 July 2015 12:00 AM GMT

Vatican City, July 22: Pope Francis has med Joseph Kodakallil as Bishop of Sat in the Indian state of Madhya Pradesh, the Vatican announced on Wednesday. Kodakallil has been serving as Pastor of St Vincent’s Cathedral in the diocese of Sat and holds a doctorate in liturgy from Rome’s Pontifical Oriental Institute. The 49-year-old was born in the village of Upputhode in India’s coastal state of Kerala and trained as a priest in Sat. He studied philosophy in Ranchi in the state of Jharkhand and theology in Vadavathoor, Kerala. (IANS)

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