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Vatican Accepts Resignation of Salesian Bishop Jerome Dhas Varuvel of Kuzhithurai Diocese
By BIS Correspondent
Mumbai, Jun. 7. Pope Francis on 06 June accepted the resignation of Salesian Bishop Jerome Dhas Varuvel of Kuzhithurai Diocese in Tamil Nadu. A press release issued by the Vatican noted, ``The Holy Father Pope Francis has accepted the resignation from the pastoral care of the Diocese of Kuzhithurai, India, presented by Bishop Jerome Dhas Varuvel.``

A Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) press release stated,``the Holy Father has appointed Archbishop Antony Pappusamy of Madurai as Apostolic Administrator of Kuzhithurai.``  

Bishop Varuvel had submitted his resignation due to reasons of heath, prior to the mandatory retirement age. Read full text


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