Joseph Srampickal

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Joseph Srampickal
Syro-Malabar Bishop of Great Britain
Mar Joseph Srampickal at Walsingham Pilgrim Church
ChurchSyro-Malabar Catholic Church
DioceseGreat Britain
Appointed28 July 2016
Installed9 October 2016
Ordination12 August 2000
Consecration9 October 2015
by George Alencherry
Personal details
Born (1967-05-30) 30 May 1967 (age 56)
Kerala, India
DenominationCatholic Church
Joseph Srampickal

Joseph Srampickal is an Indian Syro-Malabar Catholic bishop. In 2016, he was appointed the first bishop of the Eparchy of Great Britain, which had been erected by Pope Francis the same year.[1][2][3][4]

Early life[edit]

Joseph Srampickal was born on 30 May 1967 in Poovarany, in the Eparchy of Palai.[5]


He studied philosophy at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, and theology at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, where he obtained a licentiate in biblical theology. He continued his studies at the University of Oxford.[6]


Ordained a priest on 12 August 2000, he has held the following positions: professor at the minor seminary and Ephrem Formation Centre of Pala, Director of the Mar Sleeva Nursing College, Director of the Evangelization Programme, secretary of the bishop; and pastor at Urulikunnam. From 2013, he was Vice Rector of the Pontifical Urbaniana College of the Propaganda Fide, Rome.[7]


He was Appointed Bishop of Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Great Britain on 28 July 2016 by Pope Francis and ordained bishop on 9 October 2015 by George Alencherry.[8][9][10][11]


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  2. ^ "Bishop Joseph Srampickal House Visit – Bishop of Great Britain - Syro-Malabar Catholic Church". Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. 25 March 2017. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  3. ^ Interview with Syro-Malabar Eparch Mar Joseph Srampickal, retrieved 6 October 2018
  4. ^ "Joseph Srampickal – Matters India". 10 October 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  5. ^ "Syro Malabar Church Bishop ::Mar Joseph Srampickal Bishop of Great Britain ::Eparchy of Great Britain". Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  6. ^ Systems, eZ. "Syro-Malabar Eparch / The Bishops / CBCEW Home / CBCEW - The Conference of Catholic Bishops for England and Wales". Archived from the original on 23 October 2018. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  7. ^ "Syro Malabar Church Bishop ::Mar Joseph Srampickal Bishop of Great Britain ::Eparchy of Great Britain". Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  8. ^ "The Consecration & Enthronement of Bishop Mar Joseph Srampickal in Preston". The Bishop's Blog. 15 October 2016. Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  9. ^ Cheney, David M. "Bishop Joseph (Benny Mathew) Srampickal [Catholic-Hierarchy]". Retrieved 6 October 2018.
  10. ^ "Bishop ordained at Preston North End". BBC News. 9 October 2016. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  11. ^ "Other Pontifical Acts". Retrieved 26 June 2018.