Udumala Bala Showreddy

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Most Reverend

Udumala Bala Showreddy
Bishop of Warangal
ArchdioceseHyderabad
DioceseWarangal
Appointed13 Apr 2013
PredecessorThumma Bala
SuccessorIncumbent
Orders
Ordination20 Feb 1979
Consecration23 May 2013
by Oswald Cardinal Gracias
Personal details
Born (1954-06-18) 18 June 1954 (age 65)
Ghanpur, Andhra Pradesh, India
NationalityIndian
DenominationRoman Catholic
Alma materAlphonsian Academy
MottoYOURS TRULY OUR LORD

Bishop Udumala Bala Showreddy[1] is the serving Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Warangal.

Early life[edit]

He was born on 18 June 1954 in Ghanpur, Andhra Pradesh, India.[2]

Education[edit]

He has acquired the Doctorate in Moral Theology from Alphonsianum, Rome.

Priesthood[edit]

He was ordained a priest on 20 February 1979. He has served in several pastoral and administrative roles in his diocese before becoming a bishop. He was deputy-secretary general of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India (CCBI), Bangalore. From 1994 to 2006 he taught moral theology at St. John’s Regional Seminary, Hyderabad.

Episcopate[edit]

He was appointed bishop of Warangal, India, on 13 April 2013 by Pope Francis. He was ordained a bishop on 23 May 2013 by Oswald Cardinal Gracias.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Udumala Bala is the new Bishop of Warangal Catholic Diocese". The Hindu. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  2. ^ "Vatican Radio Vatican Radio". en.radiovaticana.va. Retrieved 14 August 2017.
  3. ^ Cheney, David M. "Bishop Udumala Bala Showreddy [Catholic-Hierarchy]". www.catholic-hierarchy.org. Retrieved 12 August 2017.
  4. ^ "Bishop Udumala Bala Showreddy | Bishop of Warangal Diocese Udumala Bala Showreddy | Ucanews". directory.ucanews.com. Retrieved 12 August 2017.