Rt. Rev. Dr. Alex Vadakumthala M.A, D.C.L
Bishop Alex Vadakumthala
Born June 14, 1959
Place Panangad, Ernakulam
Diocese Verapoly
Parish St. Antony’s Church, Panangad
Parents Joseph Vadakumthala and Mary Joseph
Family 4 sisters and 2 brothers
Primary Education St. Antony’s L.P School, Panangad
U.P & High School Panangad High School
College Studies St. Paul’s College, Kalamassery
Joined the Seminary 1974 St. Joseph’s Seminary, Kalamassery
Seminary Studies Papal Seminary and Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune
Ordained Priest December 19, 1984, St. Francis Assisi Cathedral
Worked in Parishes St. Assisi Cathedral, Ernakulam, St. Philomena’s, Koonammavu, Vimalambika
Master of Arts (Eng) University of Kerala
Doctorate in Canon Law Urban University, Rome
Professor St. Joseph’s Seminary, Carmelgiri
Pontifical Council for Health Vatican, 1992-1993
Vice Chancellor of Curia Verapoly 1993-1994
Cochin Arts and Communication Director, Cochin 1994-1996
CBCI Health Commission Executive Secretary 1999-2008
CBCI Medical College in Ranchi, Jharkhand Project Director 2008-2011
Canon Law Society of India President, 2007-2013
Vicar General Verapoly 2011-2014 February
Ecclesiastical Adviser KLCA 2011-2014
Elected Bishop February, 2014
Ordained Bishop March 23, 2014
Apostolic Administrator May 01, 2023
Motto To witness to His love and compassion