02 November,2016

His Holiness Pope Francis has appointed His Excellency Msgr. Joseph (Joy) Kalathiparambil, until now Secretary of the Pontifical Council for Migrants and Itinerant People, as the new Archbishop of VERAPOLY.
At the same time, the Holy Father has accepted the resignation of His Grace Most Rev. Francis Kallarakal from the pastoral care of the Archdiocese of Verapoly, according to Canon Law 401 § 1. His grace Most Rev. Francis Kallarakal will remain as Apostolic Administrator of the Archdiocese until the day of the canonical taking possession of the new Archbishop.
This provision will be made public in Rome on Monday 31st October 2016, at noon local time, corresponding to 16:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.
Let us pray for the newly appointed Archbishop for God’s Graces as he prepares to take over his new mission.
Yours sincerely in Christ 
Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas SFX
Secretary General
Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India