THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: R Christudas will be ordained Auxiliary Bishop of the Latin Archdiocese of Thiruvananthapuram on April 3. His ordination will take the total number of bishops to 12 in the Archdiocese, Archbishop M Soosa Pakiam said.
The ceremony will be presided over by Soosa Pakiam at the Madre de Deus Church, Vettucaud, at 4 pm. Kollam Bishop Stanley Roman and Neyyattinkara Bishop Vincent Samuel will assist him. Cardinal Mar George Alenchery will deliver the benedictory address on the occasion.
Christudas was born to Rajappan and Angelina on November 25, 1971. He is an alumnus of the St Xavier's College, Thumba, Menamkulam Minor Seminary and the Papal Seminary in Pune. He was ordained a priest in 1998. He was secretary to the Archbishop from 1999 to 2001. He left for Austria where he studied German. He studied pastoral theology at the Scalabrini International Migration University, Rome, and took his doctorate in missiology from the Pontifical Urbaniana University, Rome.