Pope Francis on Wednesday appointed Fr. Kannikadass William Antony the new bishop to the Diocese of Mysore in southern India’s Karnataka state. He takes over from Bishop Thomas Antony Vazhapilly, who has retired.
Fr. Kannikadass William Antony has completed Bachelor’s degree in Education, Masters in Canon Law at St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore and Masters in Christianity (MA) at University of Mysore.
After his ordination he has served as assistant Parish Priest of St. Thomas Church, Thomayarpalaya and Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Martalli, as parish priest of Our Lady of Lourdes, Gundulpet, Holy Family, Hinkal, and St. Joseph’s Cathedral(St. Philomena’s Church), Mysore.
He has also served as Financial Administrator and Chancellor of the Diocese of Mysore for 6 years. Currently he is the Parish Priest of St. Joseph’s Church, Jayalakshmipuram, and Public Relations Officer of the same diocese. He is also the Secretary and Correspondent of the Mysore Diocesan Educational Society which administers 128 institutions in 4 districts of Mysore, Mandya, Kodagu and Chamarajanaga.