Bangalore 18 February 2021 (CCBI): Fr. Yesu Karunanidhi (40) from the Archdiocese of Madurai, Tamilnadu was appointed as the Executive Secretary to the CCBI Commission for Bible. Currently he is the professor of Scripture at St. Paul’s Major Seminary, Tiruchirappalli. He holds Licentiate in Sacred Scripture from Pontifical Biblical Institute in Rome and Doctorate in Biblical Theology from Jnana Deepa Vidyapeetham, Pune.

He was born on 29 May 1981, Rajapalayam in Virudhunagar district, Tamilnadu. He was ordained priest for the Archdiocese of Madurai on 19 April 2009. He did his philosophical and theological studies at Jnana Deepa Vidyapeetham, Pune. He holds MBA in business administration and PG Diploma in journalism.

He was the parochial administrator, Saint Sebastian’s Church, Madurai (2009-2010); assistant parish priests at Saint Joseph’s Church, Madurai (2010-2011); Holy Redeemer’s Church, Theni (2011-2012); Parrocchia di San Giuda Taddeo, Rome (2012-2016); Visiting Faculty at Jnana Deepa Vidyapeetham, Pune (2016-2017); Archivist, Librarian, and Projects Coordinator Archdiocese of Madurai, (2016-2017); Secretary to the Archbishop of Madurai (2017-2018). He is the author of nine books and hundreds of scholarly articles.

Rev. Dr. Stephen Alathara

Deputy Secretary General, CCBI

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