BISHOP PAUL MATTEKATT (Bishop of Diphu)
Bishop Paul Mattekkatt was born on 1st June 1961 at North Thuravoor in the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamly. He studied at St. Mary’s School, Thuravoor and Sacred Heart High School, Mookannur. He joined the Diocese of Diphu and had his formation and studies at St. Paul’s Minor Seminary, Shillong, Christ King College, Shillong, St. Anthony’s College, Shillong and JnanaDeepaVidyapeeth, Pune. He was ordained priest on 31st December 1988. He holds a Licentiate and a specialist Diploma in Canon Law from the Pontifical Urban University, Rome.
He served as Asst. Parish Priest at Holy Family Church,Japrajan (1989-1991), Secretary to Bishop and Chancellor (1991-1996), Financial Administrator and Director of Social Works (1999-2005), Assistant Parish Priest at KristJyoti Parish, Dokmoka(2005 - 2007) and Parish Priest of Holy Family Parish, Japrajan(2008 - 2013). Fr. Paul Mattekatt wasappointed Bishop of Diphu on 26th July 2013. His Episcopal Ordination and Installation were on 6th October 2013.