Pope Francis appointed Fr. Thomas (Tomy Tharayil), as the auxiliary bishop of the Archdiocese of Changanacherry on 14th of January 2017.
Father Thomas, currently the director of Danalaya, born in 1972 and ordained as a Priest for the Archdiocese on 01.01.2000. The bishop-elect, born to Joseph and Mariamma, hails from St. Marys Metropolitan Church parish, Changaacherry. Msgr. Thomas has obtained a licentiate and doctorate in psychology from the Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome. He has served as Parish Priest, and taught at various seminaries and institutions.