father john pichappilly
Johni, the second son among the six children of Mary and Mathew Pichappilly was born March 5, 1951 at Eananalloor, Kerala, India.
Johni’s academic studies led him to a Masters Degree (MA) in Malayalam Literature from the University of Kerala. As well, his priestly formation studies in philosophy and theology at the Pontifical Oriental Institute at Kottayam, Kerala (1971-1978) led him to priesthood in the Catholic Church. Father John Pichappilly (Father Johni Mathew) was ordained priest at Saint Sebastian’s Church, Thokkupara, on March 6, 1978 for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Kothamangalam, India, where he served as parish priest for 12 years.
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