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Bishop Remigius was installed as the fifth bishop of his native diocese, Kottar on August 24, 2007, following the death of Bishop Leon on January 17, 2007. Bishop Remigius had served as Bishop of Kumbakonam for 17 years prior to assuming charge as Bishop of Kottar. Born on May 20, 1939, he was ordained a Priest on April 18, 1966, and served as Associate and Parish Priests and the Executive Director of Kottar Social Service Society prior to becoming the Deputy and later the Executive Director of Caritas India, the Social Service wing of the Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India. Incidentally Caritas India is one of the largest non governmental organizations in India. He was nominated to See of Kumbakonam and his Episcopal ordination was on January 3, 1990. Bishop Remigius continues to serve Caritas India as its Chairman and serves also as Director of Prison Ministry in India.

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History Of Diocese
The diocese of Kottar comprises the four revenue divisions (taluks) of Thovalai, Agasteeswaram (except the parish of Azhagappapuram of Thoothukudi diocese) Kalkulam and Vilavancode (except the eight coastal parishes of Thiruvananthapuram Archdiocese) in the civil district of Kanyakumari in Tamil Nadu.

Kanyakumari district has a unique position in the ecclesiastical map of India. Five Dioceses (Kottar, Thoothukudi and Thiruvananthapuram of the Latin rite, Thuckalay of Syro-Malabar rite and Marthandam of Syro-Malanakara rite) have their jurisdictions in this small district of 1685 square kilometres area. Besides the diocese of Kottar, Thuckalay and Marthandam dioceses, both established in 1996, have their headquarters in this district.
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