Ref: CBCI-Gen/Cir-19/2018 29th June, 2018
TO ALL THE MEMBERS OF THE HIERARCHY
Sub: Appointment of Apostolic Administrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the Diocese of Palayamkottai.
Your Eminence, Your Beatitude, Your Grace, Your Excellency,
In the light of the Communication received from the Apostolic Nunciature, I wish to inform you that His Holiness, Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of His Lordship Rt. Rev. Jude Gerald Paulraj A. as Bishop of Palayamkottai and has appointed His Grace Most Rev. Antony Pappusamy as Apostolic Administrator sede vacante et ad nutum Sanctae Sedis of the Diocese of Palayamkottai.
Let us entrust to the intercession of the Virgin Mary the Episcopal ministry of the Apostolic Administrator.
We thank Bishop Jude Gerald Paulraj for his dedicated services to the Church in Palayamkottai and the Church in India, and we entrust him to the intercession of Our Lady, Queen of Apostles.
Assuring you of my prayers,
Yours Sincerely in Our Lord,
Bishop Theodore Mascarenhas, SFX
Secretary General, CBCI