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Rev. Dr. Antony Lopez, OFM Cap., JCD

"Thou art a priest for ever, after the order of Melchiz'edek." -- Hebrews 5:6

. Rev. Fr. Antony Lopez ....


Birth Date :  22 September 1962
Ordained Priest :  18 April 1994
Joined the Vicariate :  11 July 2012
Appointment : Chancellor and Ecclesiastical Judge of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia
Contact Details: Through the Chancery in Kuwait

Letters of Appointment :

1. Chancellor of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia


2. Judge of the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Bombay for cases in the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia



PRIESTLY MINISTRY AND PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

 

 

15.05.1986                : Religious First Profession.

 

16.05.1990                : Religious Final Profession.

 

April-May 1992          : Nagaland to interview nurses of Medical Clinics and hospitals for CHAI (Catholic Hospital Association of India, St. John’s HospitalBangalore).

Nov. 92-April ’93       : Elected as Dean for the students of Theology, Kripalaya, Mysore.

 

18.04.1994                : Ordained as Priest at St. Joseph’s Church, Lower Kasarkod, Karwar Diocese.

 

July 1994                  : Priest in-charge of Mother of Gold Mines parish, Kolar, Bangalore.

 

1994-2000                        : Papua New Guinea Mission in the diocese of Mendi, Southern Highlands.

 

1994 -2000                : Appointed as Parish Priest of Paizaka-Gambe, Tari, P.N.G.

 

1997-2000                 : Elected as the President of the Bishop’s Advisory Committee, P.N.G.

 

1997-2000                 : Appointed as secretary of the Western Deanery of Mendi diocese,  P.N.G.

 

2000-2003                      : Studies in Canon Law, in Santo Tomas University, Manila.

 

 18.11.2002               : Thesis defended.

 

April 2003                 : Completed doctoral units, seminars, the Proposal for doctoral thesis got approved by the

                                  five professors.

 

May 2003-

May 2005                 : Assist. Novice Master and visiting professor in Canon Law at  the  Major Seminary
         Theologate, Mysore.  

 

June 2003-

Sept. 2005               : Appointed as Sole Judge in the Ecclesiastical Tribunal of  Mangalore Diocese.  

 

June 2005                : Transferred to the Vicariate Apostolic of Arabia, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

 

June 2005-

Aug. 2008                : Appointed as Bishop’s Secretary of the Vicariate, Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.

 

18.09.2005-

11.08.2012               : Appointed as Eccl. Auditor for all Rogatory Commissions.

 

22.09.2005-

11.08.2012               : Appointed as Chancellor of the Apostolic Vicariate of Arabia.

 

26.09.2005-

11.08.2012               : Appointed as a Diocesan Judge accredited to the Archdiocesan Tribunal of Bombay for

                                 marriage cases of the Vicariate.

 

18.02.2012               : Left Abu Dhabi for good.

 

11.07.2012               : Arrived Kuwait.

 

03.08.2012              : Appointed as Chancellor of Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia.

 

13.08.2012              : Appointed as Eccl. Judge of Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia.

 

 

LETTERS OF APPOINTMENT

NOTIFICATION FROM THE BISHOP'S OFFICE: 077 / 2012
Appointment of Rev. Fr. Antony Lopez as Chancellor of the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia

03 August 2012

To,
Rev. Fr. Antony Lopez
Cathedral
Kuwait

Dear Father Antony,

Peace!

I welcome you again in our Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia. You know that your presence was immediately required by me to Fr. Varghese Chempoli as soon as I knew that you were available. Thank you very much for having accepted to come to collaborate with us.

With this letter I appoint you, from today, Chancellor of our Apostolic Vicariate. Fr. Albert Saveriraj, ocd, will introduce you into the documents that we have in the special archives of the Chancellor.

As you suggested, Fr. Albert Saveriraj, ocd, will be auditor for the marriage cases.

I thank you again for your generosity and wish you the blessing of God.

(Signed and Sealed)

+ Camillo Ballin, mccj

Copy to:

Fr. Mathews F. ocd, Vicar General
Fr. Albert Saveriraj, ocd, Auditor




NOTIFICATION FROM THE ARCHBISHOP'S HOUSE, MUMBAI: 104 / 2012
Appointment of Rev. Fr. Antony Lopez, OFM Cap. as Judge of the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Bombay for cases in the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia

By the Grace of God and Favour of the Apostolic See
ARCHBISHOP OF BOMBAY

Rev. Fr. Antony Lopez, OFM Cap.

By virtue of my office as Archbishop of the Archdiocese of Bombay and according to Canon 1421, I hereby appoint you Judge of the Metropolitan Tribunal of the Archdiocese of Bombay with immediate effect for cases in the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia, with all the rights and duties of this office as provided in the Code of Canon Law.

May Almighty God always assist you in carrying out the duties of this office.

In testimony whereof I affix my signature and seal.

Given at Archbishop's House,
Mumbai - 400 001
On August 13, 2012
By the authority of the Archbishop

(Signed and Sealed)

+ Oswald Cardinal Gracias
Archbishop of Bombay




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