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Most Rev. George Antonysamy

Archbishop of Madras - Mylapore

Archbishop's House,
41, San Thome High Road,
Chennai - 600 004.
Tamil Nadu


044-24 64 11 02, 24 64 08 33


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Born on

15th February 1952

Born at

Tiruchirapalli, Tamilnadu


23rd April


Primary & Secondary education his native place


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


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


In Various Capacities : Apostolic Nunciature: 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

Chargé 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


Under your Patronage


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


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.