A New Provincial for India

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John Kusumalayan
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The brothers of the Province of India have elected Fr John Kusumalayan, OP as their new Prior Provincial for the next four years. His election has been approved by the Master of the Order. He succeeds Fr Joseph Karukayil.

Fr John was born in 1961. He entered the Order and made his first profession in 1982. He was ordained to the priesthood in 1990 after his basic formation. Since his ordination, he has been involved in both pastoral and teaching apostolates. He teaches moral theology at St Charles Seminary, Nagpur, India where he was vice-rector until 2002 when he left for further studies in Belgium. He is a devoted formator and counselor. In 2011, he published a book titled, Human Right: Individual or/and Group Rights?

From the Curia, we wish him a successful tenure.