Gnanasigamony Devakadasham

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Gnanasigamony Devakadasham became the fifth Bishop of Kanyakumari [1] of the Church of South India (CSI) in 2001.

Church of South India

The Church of South India (CSI) is the second largest Christian church in India based on the number of members and is result of union of Anglican and number of Protestant churches in South India. The Church of South India is the successor of a number of Anglican and Protestant denominations in India, including the Church of England, the British Methodist Church and the Church of Scotland after Indian Independence. It combined the South India United Church ; the then 14 Anglican Dioceses of South India and one in Sri Lanka; and the South Indian District of the Methodist church. With a membership of nearly four million, CSI is one of four united churches in the Anglican Communion, the others being the Church of North India, the Church of Pakistan and the Church of Bangladesh.

He was elected as Deputy Moderator of CSI Synod on 14 January 2010. Devakadasham was also the Moderator of the CSI Synod from 2010 to 2012.

Moderator of the General Assembly Religious leader

The moderator of the General Assembly is the chairperson of a General Assembly, the highest court of a presbyterian or reformed church. Kirk sessions and presbyteries may also style the chairperson as moderator.

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References

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