Joseph Kariyil

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The Rt. Rev.[1][2][3] Dr.
Joseph Kariyil
Current Bishop of Cochin
Diocese Diocese of Cochin
Installed 5 July 2009[4][5][6]
Term ended Incumbent
Predecessor John Thattumkal
Personal details
Born 11 January 1949[4][5][6]
Nationality Indian
Denomination Catholic
Styles of
Joseph Kariyil
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Reference style The Right Reverend[1][2]
Spoken style Your Excellency[3]
Religious style Bishop
Posthumous style not applicable

Dr. Joseph Kariyil B.A., S.T.D is an Indian Bishop of the Roman Catholic Church, born on 11 January 1949 in Arthunkal, near Alleppey. He was ordained a priest on 19 December 1973. He was appointed as the Bishop of Punalur on 12 March 2005 and was consecrated on 3 May 2005. He was appointed Bishop of Cochin on 8 May 2009. He was installed as the Bishop of Cochin on 5 July 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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