HIS EXCELLENCY MAR JAMES PAZHAYATTIL (83), BISHOP EMERITUS OF IRINJALAKUDA DIOCESE

HIS EXCELLENCY MAR JAMES PAZHAYATTIL (83), BISHOP EMERITUS OF IRINJALAKUDA DIOCESE
Beloved SMCA Members,

With deep sorrow, we inform you the sad demise of His Excellency Mar James Pazhayattil (83), Bishop Emeritus of Irinjalakuda Diocese. Bishop Mar James Pazhayattil died at 10.50 PM on Sunday, 10th July, 2016 at Jubilee Mission Hospital Thrissur, where the Bishop was under treatment due to internal bleeding happened few days ago.

Bishop Mar James Pazhayattil was born on 26th July, 1934 at Puthenchira village near Chalakudy as the third son of his parents Mr. Thomankutty and Mrs. Mariyakutty. Mar James Pazhayattil was the first Bishop of the Irinjalakuda diocese which was established in the year 1978 and led the Diocese for 32 years until the Bishop retired in the year 2010. In 1983, the Bishop has taken the additional charge of the Chennai Syro Malabar Mission Center and in 1995, the Bishop was appointed as the Assistant of Mar Antony Padiyara, the first Major Archbishop of the Syro Malabar Church.

On behalf of SMCA Central Managing Committee, I prayerfully remember the great contributions of Mar Bishop Pazhayattil given to the Syro Malabar Church and express our deepest condolences. May his soul rest in peace.

The funeral will be held on Wednesday, 13th July 2016 at St. Thomas Cathedral Church, Irinjalakuda.

With prayers