His Holiness Pope Francis appointed Father VARGHESE THOTTAMKARA, C.M. as coadjutor of the Apostolic Vicariate of Nekemte in Ethiopia, assinging him the Titular See of Chullu, Vatican Information Service (VIS) announced on June 28, 2013. Fr. Varghese has been Assistant General for the Congregation of the Mission (Vincentian Fathers) since July 2010. He will be ordained bishop in the near future.
As the parish served by the Vincentian Fathers we congratulate Father Varghese!!!
Varghese THOTTAMKARA, C.M. was born June 2, 1959 in Thottuva, Kerala, India. He was admitted to the Congregation of the Mission in the India South Province , May 11, 1982 in Gopalpur-on-Sea. He took his vows May 10, 1986 and was ordained deacon a day after. He received priesthood ordination January 6, 1987. Since ordination, he has served in several pastoral, academic, administrative, missionary, and institutional roles.
1988-1990 he was a pastor of Muniguda and Allada parish in diocese of Berhampur, Orissa, India.