Most. Rev. Poola Anthony, D.D.

Archbishop of Hyderabad

ARCHBISHOP’S PROFILE

Name

Most. Rev. Poola Anthony, D.D.

Date of Birth

15th Nov, 1961

Place of Birth

Chindhukur, Poluru Parish, Kurnool Dist. (A.P.)

Priestly Ordination

Mariapuram, Kadapa Ordained by Late Most Rev. SA Arulaiah D.D.

Ministries

Assistant at St. Mary's Cathedral, Maria Puram, Kadapa; from 1992-1993

Offices held

Assistant Parish Priest at Amagampalli from 1993-1994

Parish Priest at Tekurpet, Correspondent of RCM Elementary Schools, Chinayarasal & Kappalapalli from 1994-1995

Parish Priest of Our Lady of Fatima Church, Badvel, Director - St. Thomas Boarding Home, Badvel from 1995-2000

Parish Priest of Holy Cross Church, Veerapally Correspondent, RCM UP School, Veerapally & Konasamudram, Director - Vander Valk Boy's Boarding Home from 2000-2001

Resident Priest at St. Joseph's Catholic Church, St. Joseph, Kalamazoo Diocese, U.S.A. from 2001-2002

Associate Pastor at St. Genevieve Catholic Church, Archdiocese of Chicago from 2002-2003

Coordinator for CFCA - Secretary for Education Society, Deputy Manager, RCM Schools, Diocese of Cuddapah, Editor of CFCA Samachara Lekha - 2003

Chairman for "Youth Commission" Telugu Region from 2008-2015
Chairman for Scheduled Castes/Backward Classes Commission from 2008-2015
Chairman for Andhra Pradesh Social Service Society from 2008-2020

Secretary General & Treasurer of Telugu Catholic Bishops' Council from 2014-2020

Chairman of the Sikh Village Campus, Secretariat for TCBC Priests' Community from 2014-2020

Chairman for Jeevan in-state Printing Press. From 2014-2020

CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Department of Pastoral Care and Education, Kalamazoo, U.S.A from 2001-2002

A Course on Religion & Theological Engagement at Loyola University, Chicago, IL U.S.A from 2002-2003

Ecclesiastical Studies

CPE (Clinical Pastoral Education) at Bronson Methodist Hospital, Department of Pastoral Care and Education, Kalamazoo, U.S.A from  2001-2002

A Course on Religion & Theological Engagement at Loyola University, Chicago, IL U.S.A from  2002-2003

Episcopal Consecration

19th April, 2008 at Our Lady of Lourdes Cathedral, Kurnool as Bishop of Kurnool

Appointed as Metropolitan Archbishop of Hyderabad

19th November, 2020

Installation Ceremony

On 3rd January, 2021

Achievements

Produced Audio Cassettes, namely "Sneha Sravanthi, Divya Kanthi, Saraagam, Jeevanaraagam, Nene Neevai, Amrutha Varshini", Christian Devotional Songs.