|The Most Reverend
|Archbishop of Bulawayo|
|Archdiocese||Archdiocese of Bulawayo|
|Appointed||June 20, 2009|
|Installed||September 12, 2009|
|Ordination||May 7, 1988|
|Consecration||September 12, 2009
by George Kocherry
|Birth name||Alexander Thomas Kaliyanil|
May 27, 1960|
|Reference style||The Most Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Grace|
|Posthumous style||not applicable|
Born in Vallachira, Kerala, Kaliyanil joined the Divine Word Missionaries in 1987 and was ordained a priest on May 7, 1988, being sent to Zimbabwe the year after. He holds a Diploma in Economics from Mysore University, India. Since 1989 he has been a missionary in Zimbabwe, in the Archdiocese of Bulawayo, where he held the following positions: 1990–1992: Vicar of Holy Cross parish in Tshabalala, 1992–1997: Parish Mission Embakwe, 1997–2005: Parish Priest of St. Joseph Tsholotsho and Dean of the Southern and Northern Deanery, 2005–2008: Diocesan Bursar; since 2001: ex officio Director of the Catholic Development Commission (Caritas Zimbabwe) from 2008: Regional Superior of the Society of the Divine Word in Zimbabwe. He became archdiocesan treasurer in 2005, and the local superior of the Divine Word Missionaries in 2008.
On 20 June 2009, Kaliyanil was appointed the third Archbishop of Bulawayo by Pope Benedict XVI. He succeeds the politically outspoken Pius Ncube, who resigned as Archbishop in September 2007 amid accusations of adultery.
- "Archbishop Alex Thomas Kaliyanil, S.V.D.". Catholic-Hierarchy.org.
- Palmo, Rocco (2009-06-20). "Out of Africa...of Sorts". Whispers in the Loggia.
- Pasipanodya, Nancy (2009-06-20). "Pope Benedict appoints new archbishop, replaces Pius Ncube". The Zimbabwe Guardian.
- Palmo, Rocco (2007-09-11). "Amid Adultery Scandal, Ncube Falls on Sword". Whispers in the Loggia.
|Catholic Church titles|
|Archbishop of Bulawayo
20 June 2009 – present