|Rt. Rev. Dr.
|Current Bishop of Cochin|
|Diocese||Diocese of Cochin|
|Installed||July 5, 2009|
|Born||January 11, 1949|
|Reference style||The Right Reverend|
|Spoken style||Your Excellency|
|Posthumous style||not applicable|
Dr. Joseph Kariyil B.A., S.T.D was born on January 11, 1949 in Arthunkal, near Alleppey. He was ordained a priest on December 19, 1973. He was appointed as the Bishop of Punalur on March 12, 2005 and was ordained Bishop of Punalur on May 3, 2005. He was appointed Bishop of Cochin on May 8, 2009. He was installed as the Bishop of Cochin on July 5, 2009.
He studied at Alphonciano Academy, Rome, Italy. He served the Church in the capacities of an assistant Vicar, Vicar and the editor of Talent Magazine. He also served as the Director of Pastoral Orientation Centre and as the Vicar General of Cochin diocese.
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