The Most Reverend
|Archbishop of Hyderabad|
Archbishop Thumma Bala
|Archdiocese||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hyderabad|
|See||Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hyderabad|
|Appointed||12 Mar 2011|
|Installed||5 May 2011|
|Other posts||Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Bishop's Council, Chairman of Communication Commission of the Diocese|
|Ordination||21 December 1970|
|Consecration||12 March 1987|
by Samineni Arulappa
|Born||24 April 1944|
Narmetta, Andhra Pradesh, India
|Residence||Archbishop's House, 9-1-17/1, Sardar Patel Road, Secunderabad 500 003, Andhra Pradesh, India|
|Previous post||Member of the Pontifical Council for Health Care, Member CBCI Commission for Health care|
|Motto||‘to work in charity and in unity’|
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
|Posthumous style||not applicable|
Thumma Balais the current Archbishop of Hyderabad and Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Bishops' council and also the Chairman of Communication Commission of the diocese.
Hyderabad is the capital and largest city of the Indian state of Telangana and de jure capital of Andhra Pradesh. Occupying 650 square kilometres (250 sq mi) along the banks of the Musi River, located on the Deccan Plateau in the northern part of South India. At an average altitude of 542 metres (1,778 ft), much of Hyderabad is situated on hilly terrain around artificial lakes, including Hussain Sagar lake —predating the city's founding—north of the city centre. Hyderabad City has a population of about 6.9 million, with about 9.7 million in Hyderabad Metropolitan Region, making it the fourth-most populous city and sixth-most populous urban agglomeration in India. With an output of US$74 billion, Hyderabad is the fifth-largest contributor to India's overall gross domestic product.
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He was Ordained a Catholic Priest on 21 December 1970.
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