St.Jude Church, Ettekkar, Aluva

Patron - Archbishop



Archbishop Joseph Kalathiparambil (Joy), 64, replaces Archbishop Francis Kallarakkal, who renounced his office after completing 75 years of age, as stipulated by church law.

Kalathiparambil had been serving in Vatican as secretary to the Pontifical Council for the Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant People since 2011. From 2002 to 2011, he served as Kozhikode Bishop. He was ordained priesthood on March 13, 1978, by Archbishop Joseph Kelanthara of Verapoly Archdiocese. The motto of Bishop Kalathiparambil Coat of Arms is ‘Super Omnia Caritas’, Latin for ‘Love is the Greatest of All.’

Other priestly responsibilities that Archbishop Kalathiparambil took include being Vicar General of Verapoly Archdiocese, Chancellor of Verapoly Archdiocese, manager of Kalamassery St Paul’s College, vice-rector of St Paul’s College in Rome and assistant vicar of Ernakulam St Francis Assissi Cathedral.

As Kozhikode Bishop, he was instrumental in introducing several reforms in the diocese. To ensure active participation of the faithful, he initiated steps for effective functioning of ‘structures and facilities’ prescribed by Canon Law, namely, Parish Pastoral Committee, Diocesan Pastoral Committee, Diocesan-Parish Finance Committee, Diocesan Synod and Basic Christian Communities.

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