Archbishop Most Rev Antony Pappusamy was born on Oct. 1, 1949 in Marambady in Dindigul diocese. He was ordained a priest on July 7, 1976 incardinated into the Diocese of Trichy.
He was consecrated as a Bishop on 4th February 1999 and served as the Auxiliary Bishop of Madurai from 4-2-1999 t0 10-11-2003; also became the Titular Bishop of Zaba on Feb. 4, 1999. He was appointed the first Bishop of Dindigul on Nov. 10, 2003.
On July 26, 2014, on the Feast Day of Saints Parents Joachim and Anne, Pope Francis appointed Bishop Most Rev. Antony Pappusamy as the Archbishop for the Archdiocese of Madurai. On 24th August 2014 the Bishop took the canonical possession of the Archdiocese in the presence of the Apostolic Nuncio to INDIA, Most Rev. Salvatore Pennacchio at the Solemn Episcopal Mass celebrated at St. Britto School ground, Gnanaolivupuram, Madurai.
He is also the President of Tamil Nadu Bishops’ Conference.
On 29th June 2018 the Holy See appointed him also the APOSTOLIC ADMINISTRATOR of the Diocese of Palayamkottai.
Ministry as Priest :
Assistant parish priest at Holy Redeemer’s Church, Trichy (1976-1977).
Secretary to the Bishop of Trichy (1977-1978)
Secretary of the Commission for Christian Life,Trichy (1977-1980)
Professor of Philosophy and Prefect of Philosophers, Seminary, Trichy (1978-1980)
Prof. of Pastoral Theo.& Director of Pastoral Prog., St. Paul’s Seminary, Trichy (1984-1991)
Director of Catechetical Sisters of St. Thomas, Fatima Nagar, Tiruchirappalli (1985-1995)
Vicar General of the Diocese of Tiruchirappalli (1991- 1994)
Dean of Studies, St. Paul’s Seminary, Tiruchirappalli (1995-1998)
High School: R.C. Higher Secondary School, Trichy (1963-1966)
Courses on Latin and Initiation: St. Peter’s Seminary, Madurai (1966-1968)
P.U.C.: St. Joseph’s College, Trichy (1971-1972)
Priestly Studies: St. Paul’s Seminary, Trichy, Philosophy (1968-1971), Theology (1972-1976)
Academic Qualification: S.T.L. John Lateran University, Rome (1980-1982)
S.T.D John Lateran University, Rome (1982-1984)
Diploma in Spirituality, St. Thomas Acquinas University, Rome (1982-1984)