Fr. Kuruvachira installed as 7th Provincial of Dimapur

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DIMAPUR, August 7: Salesian Fr. Kuruvachira Jose was installed as the 7th Provincial superior of the Salesian Province of Dimapur (comprising the states of Arunachal Pradesh, upper Assam, Manipur and Nagaland, headquarted at Dimapur) during the Eucharistic celebration presided over by Bishop George Palliparamabil of Miao Diocese in Arunachal Pradesh on August 5.
Present on the occasion were the outgoing Provincial Fr. Nestor Guria and his council, Most Rev. Bishop Dennis Panipitchai (Auxiliary Bishop of Miao), Fr. Kanaga Maria Arokiam (Regional Councillor for South Asia), Fr. Nirmal Gomes (Salesian Provincial of Kolkata Province), Fr. Alex Benny (Financial Administrator of Guwahati Province), Fr. George Maliekal (former Provincial of Shillong Province), Sr. Elizabeth George (Provincial of the FMA Province of Shillong), many religious and diocesan priests, men and women religious as well as members of the Salesian Family.
During the installation of Fr. Kuruvachira as the new Provincial of Dimapur province, Fr. Kanaga Maria Arokiam, representing Rev. Fr. Angel Fernandes, wished the new Provincial God’s blessings and success in guiding the destiny of Dimapur Province for the next six years. The new team to assist Fr. Kuruvachira consists of : Fr. Nazarius Lakra (Vice Provincial), Fr. Nebu Mathew (Financial Administrator), Fr. Alex Pulimoottil, Fr. Kottarathil Mathai, Fr. Kreni Salew Peter, Fr. Paul Panii and Fr. Selvaraj Stanislaus (Provincial Council members).
(Page News Service)