Thomas Pulloppillil

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Thomas Pulloppillil
Bishop of Bongaigaon
Archdiocese Guwahati
Diocese Bongaigaon
Appointed10 May 2000
Other postsChairman of Seminary Formation Commission of the North East Bishops' Council
Ordination6 Apr 1981
Consecration20 Aug 2000
by  Thomas Menamparampil
Personal details
Born (1954-06-14) 14 June 1954 (age 65)
Kottayam, Kerala
Nationality Indian
Denomination Roman Catholic
Previous postAdministrator of Oriens Theological College, Shillong

Bishop Thomas Pulloppillil [1] [2] [3] is the serving Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Bongaigaon and a writer. [4]

The Roman Catholic Diocese of Bongaigaon is a diocese located in the city of Bongaigaon in the Ecclesiastical province of Guwahati in India.


Early life

He was born in Nadukani,Kothamangalam, Kerala, India on 14 Jul 1954.

Kothamangalam Town in Kerala, India

Kothamangalam is a municipality in the eastern part of Ernakulam district in the Indian state of Kerala. The town is in the foothills of the Western Ghats mountain ranges. The highway NH-85 Ernakulam – Madurai – Rameswaram passes through Kothamangalam. Kothamangalam is known as the Gateway of Highrange. Kothamangalam is a part of Idukki Lok Sabha constituency.

Kerala State in southern India

Kerala is a state on the southwestern Malabar Coast of India. It was formed on 1 November 1956, following passage of the States Reorganisation Act, by combining Malayalam-speaking regions. Spread over 38,863 km2 (15,005 sq mi), Kerala is the twenty-third largest Indian state by area. It is bordered by Karnataka to the north and northeast, Tamil Nadu to the east and south, and the Lakshadweep Sea to the west. With 33,387,677 inhabitants as per the 2011 Census, Kerala is the thirteenth-largest Indian state by population. It is divided into 14 districts with the capital being Thiruvananthapuram. Malayalam is the most widely spoken language and is also the official language of the state.

India Country in South Asia

India is a country in South Asia. It is the seventh-largest country by area, the second-most populous country, and the most populous democracy in the world. Bounded by the Indian Ocean on the south, the Arabian Sea on the southwest, and the Bay of Bengal on the southeast, it shares land borders with Pakistan to the west; China, Nepal, and Bhutan to the north; and Bangladesh and Myanmar to the east. In the Indian Ocean, India is in the vicinity of Sri Lanka and the Maldives; its Andaman and Nicobar Islands share a maritime border with Thailand and Indonesia.

Religious Life

He was Ordained a Priest on 6 Apr 1981. He was Appointed Bishop of Bongaigaon on 10 May 2000 and Ordianed on 20 Aug 2000 by Thomas Menamparampil. He has served as Administrator of Oriens Theological College, Shillong. He is the Chairman of Seminary Formation Commission of the North East Bishops' Council. [5] [6] [7]

Thomas Menamparampil SDB is currently the apostolic administrator of Diocese of Jowai appointed by Pope Francis on 3 February 2014. He served as the bishop of Dibrugarh for 11 years and the Archbishop of Guwahati for 20 years before his retirement on 18 January 2012.

Shillong City and state capital of Meghalaya, India

Shillong (;) is a hill station in the northeastern part of India and the capital of Meghalaya, which means "The Abode of Clouds". It is the headquarters of the East Khasi Hills district.Shillong is the 330th most populous city in India with a population of 143,229 according to the 2011 census. It is said that the rolling hills around the town reminded the British of Scotland. Hence, they would also refer to it as the "Scotland of the East".

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  1. Pulloppillil, Thomas (1 January 1999). Identity of Adivasis in Assam. Indian Publishers Distributors. ISBN   9788173410802.
  2. "Rt. Rev. Bishop Thomas Pulloppillil DD".
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  4. Samaddar, Ranabir (2005). The Politics of Autonomy: Indian Experiences. SAGE Publications. ISBN   9780761934530.
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  6. "Bishop Thomas Pulloppillil | Bishop of Bongaigaon Diocese Thomas Pulloppillil | Ucanews". Retrieved 14 August 2017.
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