Former Archbishop
Most Rev. Raphy Manjaly

He is the first priest of the Archdiocese to be elevated to the Episcopate.

He was born in Thrissur, Kerala on 7 February 1958. After completing his High School studies in Tyagarajar H.S. Alagappanagar in Thirssur, he joined St. Lawrence Minor Seminary, Agra (U.P.) in the year 1973. He graduated in Philosophy and Theology from St. Joseph’s Regional Seminary, Allahabad in U.P. He was ordained a priest of the Archdiocese of Agra on May 11, 1983. He served in the mission stations of Agra in various capacities as Parish Priest, Rector of the Minor Seminary, Principal, Director of the diocesan Pastoral Centre and also as the Rector of the Regional Philosophate. He also obtained a Ph.D from Angelicum University, Rome. Owing to his exemplary life and robust spirituality, he was elected to be the bishop of Varanasi and was ordained to the episcopate on 30th April 2007.

After completing six years as the shepherd of Varanasi diocese, he was transferred to the diocese of Allahabad as its new shepherd and was installed there on 3rd Dec. 2013. Bishop Raphy was once again transferred to be the Archbishop of his home diocese, Agra. He was installed as the Archbishop of Agra on 7th January 2021.

Most Rev. Joe (Joseph) Thykattil
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