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TimelineThe Vicariate of Kuwait is now the Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia which includes Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar and Saudi Arabia. The decree from the Holy See came into effect on May 31, 2011.

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Rev. Fr. Johny Lonis Mazhuvanchery, OFM Cap.

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

. Rev. Fr. Johny Lonis Mazhuvanchery ....


Birth Date :  14 September 1960
Ordained Priest :  12 April 1987
Joined the Vicariate :  February 2016
E-mail:  johnylonis - at -

Father Johny Lonis Mazhuvanchery was born on 14th September 1960 in Puthenvelikkara, Ernakulam Dt, in the State of Kerala, India.

He was ordained on 12th April 1987 for Jalandhar diocese, Punjab, India. He made his Rel. Simple Profession on 14th April, 2010 and his Final Profession on 29th May, 2013.


Theology, B. A. English Literature, Diploma in Counselling, Diploma in Franciscan Spirituality, Spiritual Direction


1987-1992 - Assistant Parish Priest of Holy Cross Church, Chogawan and St. Michael’s Church, Ajnala

1992- 1996 - Parish Priest of St. Francis Church, Gurdapur, St. Clare’s Church, Dinanagar, St. Joseph’s Church, Pathankot and Director of Little Flower convent School, Gurdaspur

1997-2000 - Parish Priest of St. Michael’s Church, Ajnala, St. Mary’s CChurch, Chamyari, Sacred Heart Church, Punge, Director of All Saint’s School, Ajnala; St. Mary’s School, Chamyari; Sacred Heart School, Punge

2000-2003 - Spiritual Director of Holy Trinity Regional Major Seminary, Jalndhar; Chaplain of Sacred Heart Hospital and Nursing School, Maqsudan; and Parish Priest of Sacred Heart Church, Maqsudan.

2004 – 2008 - Parish Priest, St. Joseph’s Church, Kahunwan

2008 - Joined the Order of Friars Minor, Capuchins

2008-2009 - Pre-novitiate in Capuchin Major Seminary, Kottayam, Kerala

2009-2010 - Novitiate in Ranchi

2010 – 2011 - Franciscan studies in FISI Bangalore, India

2011-2012 - Worked in Jhabua Diocese in Madhya Pradesh, India

2012 - 2016 - Rector of Gyan Jyoti Capuchin Minor Seminary Kalanaur, Punjab, India

February 2016 - Abbasiya, Kuwait

August 4, 2017 - Appointment as Parish Priest, St. Daniel Comboni Parish, Abassiya, Kuwait.

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