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PGSS was awarded with Certificate of Appreciation for "Innovation in Programming" by IGSSS during the partners meeting held at Guwahati in 2016 Read More
PGSS won First Prize at National Level competition for the best Annual Report, organized by Caritas India in Bangalore Read More
District level WASH Forum Meeting in Kushinagar was held on 21 August 2016. Read More
Visit of Manos Unidas delegates from Spain scheduled from 03/10/2016 to PGSS Read More
Training on Result Based Management (RBM) was held at PGSS with the support of ASK New Delhi for all the Project Staff Read More
International Day of Persons with Disabilities (IDPD) was celebrated on 3rd December 2015 in Gorakhpur. 1755 Children with Disabilities and Persons with Disabilities joined for the celebration. Read More
International Women's Day- 2016 was celebration in all the Community Centres of PGSS in all Seven Districts of Gorakhpur- Basti Divisions Read More
Visit of CBM Delgates from New Zealand from 03-08th October, 2016 on Disability Inclusive Organic Farming Activities Read More
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Name Thomas Thuruthimattam CST
Baptismal Name Thomas
Date of Birth 22 April 1947
Feast day 03 July
Religious Profession 17 May 1965
Priestly Ordination 21 December 1973
Episcopal Ordination 01 October 2006
Installation 01 October 2006
Motto Liberated Human Being is the manifest Glory of God

Most Rev. Thomas Thuruthimattam CST, the second Bishop of Gorakhpur, was born on 22nd of April, 1947 at Aruvikuzhy in Kerala. After the matriculation he joined the Little Flower Congregation (CST Fathers) on 8th June 1963 at Mookkannur. He made his first religious profession on 17th May 1965 and was ordained Priest on 21st December 1973. He spent first four years of his priestly ministry in the Sacred Heart Balanagar (Orphanage) at Mookkannur. Having served one year at Nautanwa Mission Gorakhpur, he was engaged in pastoral ministry in Augsburg, Germany for four and half years. He holds a Licentiate in Dogmatic Theology from the Catholic University of Leuven Belgium. After his studies he served as the Chancellor of the Diocese of Gorakhpur and Secretary to the Most Rev. Bishop Dominic Kokkat CST. After one year of rectorship at the Diocesan Minor Seminary,Gorakhpur he was elected Finance Secretary and General Councilor of the Little Flower Congregation. Subsequently he served the Congregation as Rector of the Minor Seminary, Regional Finance Secretary, Councilor and Vicar Provincial of St. Thomas Province (CST). Later on he exercised pastoral ministry in France for eight years. Since 2003 till the time of appointment as the Bishop of Gorakhpur on 15th July 2006, Most Rev. Thomas Thuruthimattam CST was the Superior General of the Little Flower Congregation of the CST fathers.

 

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