NAME
Most Rev. George Antonysamy

Archbishop of Madras - Mylapore


ADDRESS

Archbishop's House,

41, San Thome High Road,

Chennai - 600 004.

Tamil Nadu


PHONE

044-24 64 11 02, 24 64 08 33


FAX

044 - 24 64 19 99


MAIL ID

archmsml@gmail.com


BORN ON

15th February 1952


BORN AT

Tiruchirapalli, Tamilnadu


EDUCATION

Primary & Secondary education his native place


COLLEGE

B. Sc (Physics) - St Joseph's College, Tiruchirapalli


MINOR SEMINARY

St. Augustine’s, Tiruchirapalli


MAJOR SEMINARY

B.Ph. and M.Th. - Pontifical Urban University, Rome, Italy


PRIESTLY ORDINATION ON

19th November 1980


ORDAINED AT

St Mary's Cathedral, Tiruchirapalli

Incardinated to the Diocese of Tiruchirapalli


ASSIGNMENT

1980 - 1981 : Asst. Parish Priest

Holy Redeemer's Minor Basilica, Tiruchirapalli


HIGHER STUDIES

Ph. D. (Pastoral Theology) - Lateran University, Rome, Italy

Licentiate in Canon Law - Pontifical Urban University, Rome, Italy

Specialization in Canon Law (Jurisprudence) - Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome, Italy

Diploma in International Law & Diplomacy - Pontifical Ecclesiastical Academy, Rome, Italy


LANGUAGES KNOWN

Tamil, English, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese and Indonesian


CHOSEN FOR

1987 : The Diplomatic Service of the Holy See The Vatican City


ASSIGNMENTS

In Various Capacities : Indonesia, Algeria, Tunis, Libya, Morocco, The Central African Republic, Congo, Chad, Bangladesh, Baltic Countries - Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia & Finland

1998 - 2002 : Vicar General, Apostolic Administration Estonia, Baltic Country


CHARGE D’AFFAIRES (2002)

Apostolic Nunciature in Jordan


ELECTED TITULAR ARCHBISHOP

Titular Archbishop of Sulci in Sardinia, Italy

by : His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI

on : 4th August 2005


EPISCOPAL ORDINATION ON

21st September 2005

at : St. Mary's Cathedral, Tiruchirapalli


MOTTO

Under your Patronage


ASSIGNMENTS

Apostolic Nunico of :

 

Gambia : 4th August 2005

Liberia : 4th August 2005

Guinea : 4th August 2005

Sierra Leone : 20th September2005

In Charge of Pastoral Administration: Archdiocese of Monrovia,

Liberia: 2006 – 2009


21ST NOVEMBER 2012

Appointed as Archbishop of Madras and Mylapore


27TH JANUARY 2013

Installation & taking charge of the Archdiocese


FEAST

13th June


HISTORY

Pope Benedict XVI Appointed Most Rev.Dr.George Antonysamy as the 6th Archbishop of Historical Metropolitan Archdiocese of Madras – Mylapore on 21.11.2012.

Most Rev.Dr.George Antonysamy a native of Trichy was born on 15th February 1952.

He completed Bachelor of Philosophy and then Master of Theology in Urban University, Rome. He was ordained priest on Nov. 19, 1980 in Trichy by then Trichirapally Bishop – Rt.Rev.Dr.Thomas Fernando D.D,.D.C.L.for the Trichy Diocese

After one year as assistant parish priest at the Holy Redeemer's Minor Basilica, Trichy, he was sent to Rome for higher studies.

In 2002, Blessed Pope John Paul II appointed him as the Charge d’Affaires of the Vatican Embassy in Jordan.

On August 4, 2005, Monsignor George Antonysamy was elected as Titular Archbishop of Sulci in Sardinia, Italy, by Pope Benedict XVI and had his Episcopal Ordination on September 21, 2005 in Trichy.His Principal Consecrator was Ivan Cardinal Dias Archbishop of Bombay and Principal Co-Consecrators were Archbishop Henryk Hoser, S.A.C.Titular Archbishop of Tepelta and Bishop Antony Devotta Bishop of Tiruchirapalli.

He was simultaneously appointed as the Apostolic Nuncio to Gambia, Liberia, Guinea and Sierra Leone, an office which he holds until his appointment as the Archbishop of Madras – Mylapore.

He was Installed as the 6th Archbishop of Madras – Mylapore on 27th January 2013 at St.Bedes Hr.Sec School Campus,Santhome. At 5 PM.