Archbishop Mar Antony Kariyil
Mar Antony Kariyil was born on 26th March, 1950 in Chalil, Cherthala, Archdiocese of Ernakulam- Angamaly. He made his first profession in the CMI Congregation on 16th May 1967 and was ordained a Priest on 27thDecember 1977. Mar Antony Kariyil was professor and later Principal of Christ College (now Christ University), Bengaluru from 1978 to 1997. He was Principal of Rajgiri College of Social Sciences, Kalamassery from 1997 to 2002 and from 2011 to 2015 Director of Rajgiri College of Social Sciences, Rajagiri Business School and Rajgiri School of Engineering and Technology, Kochi. Mar Antony Kariyil was the Prior General of the CMI Congregation from 2002 to 2008 after which he served as the Provincial Superior of Sacred Heart Province, Kochi till 2011. Mar Antony Kariyil who holds Diploma in Kannada (Bengaluru University), Bachelor of Theology. (Dharmaram Vidya Kshethram, Bengaluru), Licentiate in Philosophy (Jnana Deepam Vidya Peetam, Pune) and Ph. D in Sociology (Pune University, has several publications to his credit including three books: “Church and Society in Kerala: A Sociological Study”, “ Thiruvayassu” and “Suvarna Chinthakal”. He was ordained bishop on 18th October 2015.
On 30 August 2019 the Holy Father has granted to Bishop Antony Kariyil CMI, The title of Archbishop, elevating to the same rank pro hac vice (for this occasion) the titular see of Macriana Maggiore, which has been assigned to him.