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Pope Benedict XVI  Appointed Most Rev.Dr.George Antonysamy as the 6th Archbishop of Historical Metropolitan Archdiocese of Madras – Mylapore on 21.11.2012.


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Pope Benedict XVI  Appointed Most Rev.Dr.George Antonysamy as the 6th Archbishop of Historical Metropolitan Archdiocese of Madras – Mylapore on 21.11.2012.


Most Rev.Dr.George Antonysamy a native of Trichy was born on 15th February 1952.

He completed Bachelor of Philosophy and then Master of Theology in Urban University, Rome. He was ordained priest on Nov. 19, 1980 in Trichy by then Trichirapally Bishop – Rt.Rev.Dr.Thomas Fernando D.D,.D.C.L.for the Trichy Diocese

After one year as assistant parish priest at the Holy Redeemer's Minor Basilica, Trichy, he was sent to Rome for higher studies.

In 2002, Blessed Pope John Paul II appointed him as the Charge d’Affaires of the Vatican Embassy in Jordan.

On August 4, 2005, Monsignor George Antonysamy was elected as Titular Archbishop of Sulci in Sardinia, Italy, by Pope Benedict XVI and had his Episcopal Ordination on September 21, 2005 in Trichy.His Principal Consecrator was Ivan Cardinal Dias Archbishop of Bombay and Principal Co-Consecrators were Archbishop Henryk Hoser, S.A.C.Titular Archbishop of Tepelta and Bishop Antony Devotta Bishop of Tiruchirapalli.

He was simultaneously appointed as the Apostolic Nuncio to Gambia, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, an office which he holds until his appointment as the Archbishop of Madras – Mylapore.
 

He was Installed as the 6th Archbishop of Madras – Mylapore on 27th January 2013 at St.Bedes Hr.Sec School Campus,Santhome. At 5 PM.

The Apostolic Nuncio  to India Most Rev.Dr. Salvatore Pennacchio,presided over the function and was attended by Archbishop Emeritus Of Madras – Mylapore ,Most Rev Dr.A.M.Chinappa,Most Rev Dr.Peter Fernando –Archbishop of Madurai,Most Rev.Dr.Antony Anandarayer-Archbishop of Pondicherry and Cuddalore,Archbishop Emeritus Most Rev.Dr.Michael Augustine of Pondicherry – Cuddalore and Bishops – Antony Neethinathan  of Chengulpet,Soundarraj sdb of Vellore,Thomas Aquinas of Coimbatore,Amalraj of Ooty,Antony Devota of Trichy,Yuon Ambroise of Tuticorin, Peter Remigues of Kottar,Jude Gerald Paulraj of Palayamkottai,Jebamalai Susaimanickam of Sivagangai,Antony Papusamy of Dindugal,Antonysamy F rancis of Kumbakonam,Devadas Ambrose of Thanjavur,Lawrance Pius of Dharmapuri,Jeseph Irudhayaraj Emiretus of Dharmapuri ,Paul Alaput of Ramanathapuram (Syro Malabar),George Rajendran Kuttinadar of Thucklay ( Syromalabar),Pauly kannnookadan of Irinjalakuda ( Syro Malabar),Vincent Paulus Kulapuravilai of Marthandam ( Syro Malankara) and Various Bishops of Oriental Rites and Few Bishops from Africa and Italy and Priest with attendance of more than 800 with the Vicar Generals of the Diocese of Tamil Nadu and the Priests from the Archdiocese of Madras – Mylapore,Diocese of Trichy and other diocese of Tamil Nadu and Religious.And with the count of 5000- 6000 People.

Initially the Mass was presided over by the Nuncio in Tamil and after Installation Archbishop George Antonysamy presided the full mass  in Tamil was a magnificent homily in Tamil and English.

Forwarded By : Maria Teresa

  

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