Archdiocese of Hyderabad

About Archbishop of Hyderabad

His Eminence

Cardinal Poola Anthony

Archbishop of Hyderabad

Created and proclaimed Cardinal by Pope Francis in the consistory of 27 August 2022, of the Title of Ss. Protomartiri a Via Aurelia Antica.

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About Cardinal Poola Anthony

Date of Birth

15th November, 1961

Place of Birth

Chindhukur Village, Poluru Parish, Kurnool District, Andhra Pradesh


Late. Mr. P. C. Anthony & Late Mrs. Arogyamma.

Secular Studies

Elementary School : Z. P. School, Chindhukur, Kurnool (1967 – 1972).
Upper Primary : Z. P. High School, Gadivemula, Kurnool (1972 – 1975).
High School : St. Mary’s High School, Kurnool (1977 – 1979).

Call to Priesthood - Studies during Seminary Formation:

His Grace discerned his vocation to Priesthood and responding to the call of God joined the Seminary in 1979. The following are the details of his studies during his Seminary Formation:

Minor Seminary at St. Pius X Seminary, Kurnool (1979 – 1980).
Intermediate Course at Coles Memorial College, Kurnool (1980 – 1982).
University B.Com at S.T.B.C. College, Prakash Nagar, Kurnool (1982 – 1985).
Spirituality Course at St. Paul’s Seminary, Nuzvid (1985 – 1986).
Philosophical Studies at St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore (1986 –1987).
Regency at St. Joseph’s Junior College, Cuddapah (1987 – 1988).
Theological Studies at St. Peter’s Pontifical Seminary, Bangalore (1988 – 1992).

He was ordained Priest for the Diocese of Cuddapah on 20th February, 1992 at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Mariapuram, Cuddapah by Late Most Rev. Dr. S. A. Arulaiah.