Most. Rev. Thumma Bala, D.D.

Archbishop of Hyderabad

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Name Most. Rev. Thumma Bala, D.D.
Parents Father - Thumma Joji Reddy
Mother - Thumma Innasamma
Date of Birth 24th April, 1944
Place of Birth Narimetta Vil./ Narimetta Parish Warangal Dist. ( A.P).
Priestly Ordination 21st December, 1970 at Narimetta…. Ordained by late Most. Rev.Alphonsus Beretta, PIME, the then Local Ordinary of Warangal Diocese.
Ministries Asst. Parish Priest and Parish Priest
Offices held Rector of St. Paul's Regional Catechists' Training Centre, Nuzivid, Vijayawada diocese from 1978-1980.
Professor of Catechetics at St.John's Regional Seminary, Hyderabad from 1984 - 1986.
Procurator at St. John's Regional Seminary Hyderabad from 1984-1986.
Chairman of A.P. Regional youth Commission from 1987-1995.
Chairman of A.P. Jyotirmai Society from 1990 to 1995.
Chairman of A.P. Regional Catechetical Commission: 1987
Chairman of CBCI Health Commission 2002-
Member of Pontifical council for Health Care Apostolate, Vatican: 2002 -2007.
Ecclesiastical Studies Licentiate in Pastoral Theology Catechetics in Pontifical Salesian University, Rome: 1980-1983.
Episcopal Consecration 12th March, 1987 at Fatimanagar
Appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Hyderabad March 12, 2011
Languages known Telugu, English, Hindi, Italian, German and Latin.
Address Archbishop's House, H.No. 9-1-17/1, S.P. Road, Secunderabad-500003 ( A.P), India.