His Excellency Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil S.T.D
Born: January 11, 1949
Father: Kunju Varuth
Schooling at St. Francis Assisi School, Arthumkal 1965
Started seminary life at Fortcochin.
1973 Dec 19th - Ordained Priest.
1974-1977 Assistant Vicar at St. Louis Church, Mundamveli.
1977-1978 Assistant Vicar at Santa Curz Basilica, Fortcochin.
1978-1983 Higher Studies - Saint Alphonsian's Academy, Rome.
1983-1987 Vicar at St. Augustine's Church, Aroor.
1987-1992 Editor of Talent.
1992-2000 Director of P. O. C. & Deputy Secretary General of Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council.
2000-2005 Vicar General, Diocese of Cochin.
2005-2009 Bishop of Punalur.
2009 July 5th - Installed as the Bishop of Cochin.
Current Secretary General of Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council.
Tel. Nos: 0484-2215400, 2215401, 2215402