Bangalore, November 25, 2019: Msgr Antonysamy Savarimuthu, the Bishop elect of the diocese of Palayamkottai was felicitated by Archbishop Peter Machado, at the Archbishops house. The announcement of his election was made public in Rome on Wednesday, 20th November. Since 2011, he has been the resident Professor at St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore. At present he is also the Dean of the Institute of Canon Law at St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore.
Msgr. Antonysamy Savarimuthu was born on 8 December 1960 and was ordained priest on 26 April 1987, for the Diocese of Palayamkottai. He studied at St. Peter’s Minor Seminary, Madurai, and later at St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore, from 1979 to 1987. From 1992 to 2000 he was at Institut Catholique de Paris, for the Licence and Doctorate in Canon Law. He served the Diocese in the following assignments: Secretary to the Bishop of Palayamkottai (1987-1989); Professor at the Minor Seminary, Palayamkottai (1989-1992); then he studied in France (1992-2000); Vocation promoter, Palayamkottai (2000); Rector of Christ Hall Seminary, Karumathur (2000-2004); Defensor of the Bond, Palayamkottai Tribunal (2001-2003); Visiting professor, St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore (2001-2010); Judicial Vicar, Tribunal Palayamkottai (2003-2008); Vicar General of Palayamkottai (2004-2011); Parish Priest at Shantinagar (2004-2005); Parish Priest at Maharajanagar (2007-2009); Vocation promoter, Palayamkottai (2009-2011).
At the felicitation ceremony, Msgr Jayanathan, Fr Patrick pinto and Fr Martin Anil were present to congratulate the new bishop elect. The Archbishop wished him every best and implored God’s blessings for his episcopal ministry.