|Archbishop of Hyderabad|
|See||Roman Catholic Church|
|In office||30 April 2000 – 27 August 2010|
|Ordination||14 December 1971|
|Consecration||30 April 2000|
7 October 1942|
Bhimavaram, Andhra Pradesh
|Died||27 August 2010
Bishop's House, Hyderabad
|Previous post||Bishop of Vijayawada|
Marampudi Joji (7 October 1942 – 27 August 2010) was the third Archbishop of Hyderabad. He was born in Bhimavaram and died at the Bishop's House, Hyderabad, Andhra Pradesh. Latin, Telugu, and English were the languages known to the Archbishop.
Early years & education
Ordination & Pastorship
Joji was ordained as a priest on 14 December 1971 in the diocese of Vijayawada. Joji was privileged to have received Blessed Mother Teresa when she went to Vijayawada to initiate the work of the Missionaries of Charity.
Diocese of Khammam
Diocese of Vijayawada
Bishop Joji became the Bishop of Vijayawada on 8 November 1996. However, he took charge of the diocese only on 19 January 1997.
Archbishop of Hyderabad
On 29 January 2000, he was appointed as the Archbishop of Hyderabad. He was installed by Archbishop Giorgio Zur in the presence of his predecessor Archbishop S. Arulappa and of Bishop Joseph S. Thumma on 30 April 2000.
Archbishop Joji was known for his able administration. He seemed to have headed the Diocese of Vijayawada's Social Service Society before being elevated to the Bishopric of Khammam.
The Archbishop has principally consecrated three Bishop's of Andhra Pradesh:
- Bishop of Kurnool, Most Rev. P. Anthony (19 April 2008) 
- Bishop of Cuddapah, Most Rev. G. Prasad (1 March 2008)
- Bishop of Nellore, Most Rev. D. M. Prakasam (17 January 2007)
- Ecumenical news international, 31 May 2000
- Malcolm, Theresa, National Catholic Reporter, 7 April 2000.
- Bishop M Joji passes away
- Catholic Hierarchy, Archbishop Joji
- Archdiocese of Hyderabad, Ecclesiastical Units 2008, Archbishop's House, 9-1-17/1, Sardar Patel Road, Secunderabad 500 003, Andhra Pradesh, India, pp. 40-41
- Photo study from Rev. Dr. P. Dass Babu's Blessed Mother Teresa of Kolkata, National Christian Writers Forum, Hyderabad, 2003. Dass Babu is a Telugu Pundit and an accomplished Writer / Theologian who earned a Bachelor of Divinity (B. D.) degree from the Bishop's College, Kolkata as well as a Master's degree in communication from a Japanese University.
- Catholic Hierarchy, Bishop Anthony.
- Catholic Hierarchy, Bishop Prasad
- Catholic Hierarchy, Bishop Prakasam
|Catholic Church titles|
|Archbishop of Hyderabad
29 January 2000 – 27 August 2010
Joseph S. Thumma
|Bishop of Vijayawada
|Bishop of Khammam