Mar Andrews Thazhath, President, KCBC
Arch Bishop Andrews Thazhath was born at Pudukkad, Trichur on 13th December 1951. After having completed school education at Pudukkad and priestly formation at St. Mary’s Minor Seminary, Trichur and St. Josph’s Pontifical Seminary, Aluva, he was ordained priest at Nandhikkara for the Eparchy of Trichur on 14th March 1977. He holds Bachlor’s degree in Theology (B.D.) from Aluva and Doctor’s degree in the Eastern Canon Law (DOCL) from the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome.
He served the Eparchy as Asst. Parish Priest, Parish Priest, Prefect of the Minor Semiary, Secretary, Vice-Chancellor and Chancellor of the Eparchial Curia, Rector of Dolours Basilica and Adj. Judicial Vicar and Judge of the Eparchial Tribunal. On 7th August 2003 Pope John Paul II conferred on him the honour of Papal Chemberline. He was nominated theAuxiliary
Bishop of the Archeparchy of Trichur and titular Bishop of the Aptuca on 19th March 2004by pope Jon Paul II when he was serving as the President of the Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Ordianary Tribunal of Ernakulam – Angamaly, the Syncellus of the Archeparchy, the working Chairman and Managing Director of Jeeven Telecasting Corporation and the President of the Oriental Canon Law Society of India.
” To be with Him and to be sent forth”.
He was ordained Bishop by H.G. Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy on the Ist of May 2004 at Lourde’s Metropolitan Cathedral, Trichur. He was nominated the Metropolitan Archbishop of Trichur succeeding Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy on 22nd January 2007 and was installed to the office on 18th March 2007 by his Beatitude Mar varkey Cardinal Vithayathil.