MAR REMIGIOSE INCHANANIYIL
As the eparchy enters its Silver Jubilee it was given a special gift in the form of Bp. Remigiose Inchananiyil as the bishop of the eparchy who belongs to this eparchy. He was born on July 26, 1961 at Vettilappara, in Malappuram district. His parents Inchananiyil Paul and Rosamma were the natives of Palai, who migrated to Malabar in the year 1959. Bp. Remigiose has six brothers and a sister.
He had his preliminary education at Vettilappara L.P. School and Moorkkanad U.P.School. Having completed his high school education at Areacode, he joined St. Joseph's Minor Seminary, Tellichery for priestly formation. He did his Philosophical and Theological studies at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, Kottayam.
He was ordained priest for the eparchy of Thamarassery by Bishop Mar Sebastian Mankuzhikary on December 26, 1987. He was appointed as secretary to the Bishop and then he was given a mission as the parish priest of St. Mary's Church, Abhayagiri, Valayam in 1988. Then he was sent for his Licentiate in Canon Law in Bangalore. In the year 1991 he was appointed as the Vice Rector and Assistant Judicial Vicar and in 1992, Vice Chancellor of the diocese. In 1993 he was appointed the parish priest of St. George's Church, Thalayad and then to St. Thomas Church, Theyyappara. In 1996 he was appointed at St. Sebastian's Church, Karingad as vicar. Meanwhile he secured a Masters Degree in English Literature. In 1997 he set for Rome for higher studies and secured Doctorate in Canon Law from Holy Cross University in 2000. Returning to the eparchy he served as Bishop's Secretary, Chancellor and Consultor of the Eparchy, Secretary of the Presbyteral Council, Secretary of Priest Provident Fund and General Secretary of the Pastoral Council from 2000. He was the Judicial Vicar of the Eparchy from 2006.
In the year 2010 Fr. Remigius Maria Paul Inchananiyil was elected as the fourth bishop of the eparchy of Thamarassery on January 18, 2010 receiving the name Mar Remigiose Inchananiyil. On 8th of April 2010 he was consecrated the Bishop of Thamarassery by Archbishop Mar George Valiamattom and then on he took charge on the Eparchy. He received the motto 'to be rooted and founded in love' (Eph.3:17) as the guiding principle for his pastoral mission.