Mar (Dr) Joseph Pamplany, is the Co-Patron of the Teacher Training Institute, Taliparamba.
After the ordination (30 th December 1997) he served at St. Joseph’s Forane Church, Peravoor and St. Thomas Church, Deepagiri, Kannur.
He has obtained M.A in religious Studies from Katholieke Universiteit Leuven, Belgium in 2001, and Licentiate and Ph.D in Sacred Scripture in 2006 from the same university. He also holds P.G. Diploma in German, Hebrew and Greek languages.
He was the Director of Bible Apostolate, Thalassery. He is the founder director of Alpha Institute of Theology and Science, an institution for the theological formation of lay people. He has been teaching Sacred Scripture in St. Joseph’s Pontifical Institute, Alwaye, Good Shepherd Major Seminary, Kunnoth, St. Peter’s Seminary, Bangalore and Divine Bible College, Muringoor. He is working as research guide in various ecclesiastical Universities and institutions.
Mar Joseph Pamplany is a well known writer and versatile orator. He has published more than 30 books, 40 research articles in national and international publications and more than 250 articles in regional Malayalam periodicals. He has membership in the editorial bodies of many academic publications. He has presented many research papers in international and national seminars. As a retreat preacher he has preached about 1000+ retreats to bishops, priests, religious and laity groups. He was the secretary of CBCI Commission for Doctrine; Secretary, CBCI Commission for Inter Ritual Text Books; Member, FABC Theology Commission; Member, Doctrinal Commission of KCBC and Syro-Malabar Synod and Member, text book committee of the Mystagogical Catechesis of the Syro-Malabar Synod.
He was elected by the Holy Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church as the first auxiliary bishop of Tellicherry and his Episcopal consecration held on 8 th November 2017. He is serving as the Chairman, KCBC Media Commission and member of Doctrinal Commission. He is the Auxiliary Bishop and Proto-Syncellus of Archdiocese of Thalssery.