Bishop Bio-data
BIO-DATA
Name Most Rev.Dr. P. Soundararaju SDB, DD.
Father’s Name Mr. Periyanayagam
Mother’s Name Mrs. Bernadeth
Date of Birth 06.06.1949
Place of Birth Kolappalur, Tiruvannamalai Dt., S. India
First Profession 24. 05.1970, Yarcaud, Salesians of Don Bosco
Date of Ordination 25.06.1983, Manchester, England
Education
B.A. Economics Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur
M.A. Economics Loyola College, Chennai
M.A. Theology Ushaw College, Durham University, UK
Ph.D Economics St. Joseph College, Bharadhidassan University, Tirchy
Pastoral Ministry
1983 – 1988 Professor & Vice Principal, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur
1991 – 1994 Professor & Vice Principal, Sacred Heart College, Tirupattur
1994 – 2000 Principal, Sacred Heart College,Tirupattur
2001 – 2004 Rector & Parish Priest, St. Lourdes’ Shrine, Perambur, Chennai
2004- 2006 Rector, Don Bosco, Gandhinagar, Vellore
11 July 2006 Appointment as Bishop of Vellore
24 August 2006 Episcopal Consecration