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our bishop :


Rt. Rev. Bishop Simon Kaipuram, C.M, D.D

Born on :

9 February 1954

Came to Orissa:

16th June 1969

Date of Vocation in the Congregation of the Mission

20th May, 1975

Perpetual incorporation and Diaconate

20th May,1979

Ordained Priest on :

20th December 1980

Elected Bishop of
Balasore :

09th December, 2013

Ordained Bishop on :

30th January, 2014

Residence at :

Bishop’s House
Balasore - 756001, Orissa
Tel : (O)(06782) 262056
(p) (06782) 260077
Mobile: 09437809413
Email: balsbishop@gmail.com

December 9, 2013: His Holiness Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Thomas Thiruthalil C.M, D.D from the pastoral governance of the Diocese of Balasore, India, in accordance with canon 401 § 1 of the Code of Canon Law, and appointed, Dr. KAIPURAM SIMON C.M , of the clergy of Congregation of the mission (C.M) North Indian province, Rector, Aquinas College, Gopalpur –on -sea as Bishop in his place. The appointment was announced on Monday 09th of December on the occasion of the feast of the Immaculate Conception of Mary, at 12.00 noon (Italian time) at Vatican and at Balasore at 4.30 P.M simultaneously. The chancellor of the Diocese Fr. Isaac Puthenangady, red out the letter of appointment in the presence of many priests and religious who had gathered in Christ the King, Cathedral Church, Balasore.

A SHORT BIOGRAPHY O F BISHOP ELECT. MSGR. KAIPURAM SIMON C.M
Fr. Simon Kaipuram C.M was born on 9th February 1954 at Tanneermukkom, Kannankara Parish, Diocese of Kottayam, in the district of Alappuzha, Kerala the southern state of India. He was born to late Mr. and Mrs. Chacko and Mary as one among the six children. He has three brothers and two sisters and one among them is a religious nun in the congregation of Sisters of Providence.
Fr. Simon Kaipuram C.M begun his primary studies in St. Xavier’ Primary school at Kannankara in his own native village and then continued his High school studies at St. Mathew’s High School, Kannankara and passed his Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) Exam from the same school in March, 1969.

After his SSLC Exam a young boy of 15 he left for Orissa to fulfill his long cherished dream of being a missionary priest in Orissa responding to the call of the Lord to be a Vincentian priest in the Congregation of Mission. Leaving everything behind for the Lord and his people he reached in Orissa on 16th June 1969 and entered the first year of his seminary formation at St. Peter’s Seminary at Bhanjanagar, under Bishop Thomas Thriuthalil C.M, then the rector of the minor seminary, in the undivided Diocese of Cuttack, Odisha. He completed his minor seminary studies for three years there and went to Aquinas College, Gopalpur in 1972 and continued be a student of Philosophy there until 1977. He officially entered in the Congregation of the Mission on 20th May 1975, (Vocation in the Congregation of the Mission).

After having completed his Philosophical studies and noviciate Fr. Simon Kaipuram C.M was sent to Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune in 1977 for his Theology studies and he perused his studies until 1980. When he had completed his studies and was fully prepared to be a Vincentian he was perpetually incorporated to the Congregation of the Mission and was ordained deacon on 20th May, 1980.

After six months of diaconate ministry the Bishop Elect Msgr. Simon Kaipuram C.M was elevated to the altar of God as a Priest on 20th December, 1980. He was ordained by Bishop ……………. The newly ordained priest was sent to the Mission fileds of Aligonda parish for his first year ministry and the second year he was in at Mohana parish of the Ecclesiastical Diocese of Berhampur.

Bird’s eye view of Msgr. Simon Kaipuram C.M

  • Born on 9 February 1954 at Thanneermukkom, Kannankara Parish, Diocese of Kottayam, Alappuzha Dist., Kerala

  • Parents:
    Chacko and Mary

  • Siblings:
    Three brothers (Punnoose, Vincent and Xavier), and two sisters (Eliamma and Sr. Rita)

  • Schooling:
    St. Xavier’s primary school and St.Mathew’s and High School, Kannankara

  • Passed SSLC
    March 1969

  • Came to Orissa:
    16th June 1969

  • Minor seminary:
    St. Peter’s Seminary, Bhanjanagar, Orissa

  • Philosophy studies (1972-77):
    Aquinas College, Gopalpur

  • Date of Vocation in the Congregation of the Mission:
    20-5-1975

  • Theology studies (1977-1980):
    Jnana Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune

  • Perpetual incorporation and Diaconate:
    20-5-1980

  • Ordained priest :
    20th December 1980

  • Academic grade:
    Licentiate (1982-1985) and Doctorate (1990-1993) in Biblical Theology from Pontifical Gregorian University, Rome

Ministries and Offices undertaken

  • 1981-1982: Assistant Parish Priest at Aligonda, Diocese of Berhampur

  • 1982-1983: Assistant Parish Priest at Mohana, Diocese of Berhampur

  • 1985-1989: Formator and Professor at Aquinas College, Gopalpur.

  • 1994-1999: Rector of the Theology Study House, Pune

  • 1999-2007: Formator and Dean of Studies at Aquinas College

  • 2007-2011: Formator at the Vincentian Minor Seminary, Baripada, Diocese of Balasore

  • From 2011: Rector and Professor at Aquinas College, Gopalpur

  • Member of the College of Consulters (1988-1990; 2001-2004) and Assistant Provincial (2001-2004), Visiting Professor at various Seminaries and Theological Institutes in India

  • 9th December, 2013: Appointment as the Bishop of Balasore.

  • 30th January, 2014 : Episcopal ordination of Bishop Simon Kaipuram C.M


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