Patron Bishop

Bishop Anthonisamy Neethinathan was born on July 3, 1955, in Kakkanur, in Tamil Nadu state’s Viluppuram district. He was ordained priest on May 9, 1987, and served as vice rector of Sacred Heart Major Seminary before being appointed bishop of Chingleput on July 19, 2002. His episcopal ordination took place 10 days later on July 29.