Another Indian Cardijn bishop

Pope Francis has named former Indian YCS chaplain, Father Prakash Sagili, as the Bishop of the Diocese of Khammam, South India, Radio Veritas Asia reports.

Fr Prakash is a priest of the Cuddapah diocese, currently the parish priest of St John Bosco in Chittor, and the coordinator of the Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (CCBI) Health Apostolate.

Born on 2 January, 1957, he attended St Peter’s Minor Seminary in Cuddapah and Christ the King Seminary in Vijayawada, before continuing his formation at the Sacred Heart Seminary in Poonamallee, Chennai.

He was ordained a priest on 25 April 1984.

In 1984, he became deputy parish priest in Badvel and Director of the Youth and Pastoral Center (1985–1987).

He served as parish priest in Mydukur and secretary, Multipurpose Social Service Society (1986); regional youth director, Andhra Pradesh (1987–1993) and in Porumamilla (1993–1995).

From 1995-2001, he served as national director of Youth Movements India in 1995–2001. Later he also served as director of Chittoor Multipurpose Social Service Society (2001–03); vicar general of Cuddapah and parish priest at Arogya Matha Shrine (2002–07); director of St. John’s Hospital, Bangalore (2008–11).

In 2013, he graduated with a Doctorate in sociology from Shri Venkateswara University, Thirupathi, India.

Since then, he has continued in a variety of roles.


Pope names new Bishop of the Diocese of Khammam in South India (Radio Veritas Asia)

Fr Prakash Sagili (Catholic Hierarchy)

Fr Prakash Sagili, Cell life is our life (YCS/YSM India)