The Bishop of Kandy

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  • Name : Joseph Vianney Fernando
  • Parents
  • Father : K. Marius Fernando
  • Mother : K.L. Catherine Perera

Important Days in Life..

  • Born : 06th August 1942, Minuwangoda
  • Entrance to the Minor Seminary : January 1956
  • Entrance to the National Seminary : June 1959
  • Ordained Priest : 21st December, 1966
  • Nominated as the Bishop of Kandy : 27th March, 1983
  • Episcopal Ordination : 21st May, 1983

Educated at..

  • St. Sylvester’s College, Kandy
  • St. Joseph’s minor Seminary, Kandy
  • National Seminary, Ampitiya
  • Aquinas University College, Colombo
  • University of Peradeniya, B.A. 1973
  • St. Paul’s University, Ottawa, Canada. M.C.L. 1977

Appointments as a Priest

  • Assistant Parish Priest, St. Joseph’s Church, Gampola. 1967-1969
  • Director KTI & SETIK 1973-1983
  • Vicar General, Diocese of Kandy 1973-1983
  • Parish Priest, St. Anthony’s Cathedral, Kandy 1977-1979
  • Visiting Lecturer, National Seminary, Ampitiya 1978-1980
  • Rector, St. Joseph’s minor Seminary, Kandy 1980-1981
  • National Director, Social and Economic Development Centre 1980-1983

Services to the National Church

  • Chairman Blessed Joseph Vaz Secretariat 1983 � to date
  • Chairman National Commission for Justice Peace and Human Development of CBCSL 1986-1991, 2001-2003
  • Chairman National Commission for Seminaries, Clergy, Religious and Secular Institutes of CBCSL 1992-1994
  • President of CBCSL 1995-1998, 2004-2007, 2007-to date
  • Chairman National Commission for Liturgy & Culture of CBCSL 1998-2004

Services to the Universal Church

  • Executive Chairman of FABC Office for Human Development 1995-1999
  • President of Caritas Asia 1995-2003
  • Vice President of Caritas International
  • Member of the Pre-Synodal Council, Synod, and Post Synodal
  • Council of the Special Synod of Bishops for Asia 1995- to date
  • Member of the Pontifical Council Cor Unum 1980-1989
  • Member of the Pontifical Council for Inter Religious Dialogue 1995-2002
  • Member of the Episcopal Team for Canonical Visitation of Major Seminaries in India & Pakistan

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