Pope Francis (Latin: Franciscus; Italian: Francesco; Spanish: Francisco; born Jorge Mario Bergoglio, 17 December 1936) is the head of the Catholic Church, the bishop of Rome and sovereign of the Vatican City State. Bergoglio was elected pope on 13 March 2013, the second day of the 2013 papal conclave, taking the papal name Francis. Francis is the first pope to be a member of the Society of Jesus, the first from the Americas, the first from the Southern Hemisphere, and the first pope from outside Europe since Gregory III, a Syrian who reigned in the 8th century.
Most. Rev. Nazarene Soosai
Most. Rev. Nazarene Soosai (born 13 April 1963) is a Roman Catholic Bishop who is currently serving as the Bishop of Kottar diocese. He is the sixth bishop of the Diocese of Kottar. Bishop Nazarene Soosai was born to Mr.Soosai and Mrs.Panipitchai as their 8th child on 13 April 1963, at Rajakkamangalam Thurai of Kanyakumari district in Tamil Nadu.He was ordained as priest on 2nd April 1989. Fr. Nazarene Soosai was first appointed as an assistant priest in Our Lady Of Presentation Church, Colachel. He then served as the prefect of studies at the Tamil Nadu Xavier Mission Home, Nagercoil and as well as the secretary of the Diocesan Commission for Vocations. In 1992, he served in the parish of St. Helen, Enayam. Then he was send to perceive his studies in thoelogy. He got a Licentiate in Theology from Catholic University of Leuven in Belgium, and a doctorate from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome. He acquired his Master's Degree in Political Science from the University of Madurai.As a professor in theology he was appointed at the Sacred Heart Seminary, Poonamallee.and Later he was promoted as Dean of theology and remained in position for eight years. In 2011, he became the parish priest of Our Lady of Ransom Church, Kanyakumari.He was also a visiting professor in Madras University, CRI Theological Institutes in Bangalore, Sambalpur, Odisha; Salesian Theological Institute in Chennai, St. Paul’s seminary in Tiruchirapalli and Arul Kadal, Chennai.On 20 May 2017, Pope Francis appointed him as the Bishop of Kottar diocese and he was consecrated on 29 June 2017, by his predecessor Most. Rev. Peter Remigius (bishop emeritus).
Rev. Fr. Devadhas
Rev. Fr. Devadhas is a Catholic priest who was born on 10th May 1966 and was ordained as priest on 10th April 1994. He has a splendid experience in his parish ministries as well as in other ministries entrusted to him by the diocese. He has produced numerous Catholic albums in Tamil as a Music Composer and formed outstanding musicians as a Music Teacher. Since 07th July 2021 he has been serving as the Vicar Forene of the Vicariate of Alanchy in the Diocese of Kottar.