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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. Prakash Thomas Kanjirathingal, OFM Cap

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

. Fr. Prakash Thomas Kanjirathingal ....


Birth Date :  30 May 1972
Ordained Priest :  25 Nov 2004
Joined the Vicariate : 19 Sept 2013
Mobile No: 60047643
E-mail:  prakashkanjiri - at -

Father Prakash Thomas Kanjirathingal was born on 30th May 1972 as the fourth child of six children to Mr. K.J. Thomas and Mrs. Mariyakutty (Mary) in Valavayal, Waynad District. He has one brother and four sisters.

Fr. Prakash completed his grade school education in a Government school at Valavayal and his high school studies in the Government High School Kollery and at St. Mary’s College, Sultan Bathery, he did his Pre Degree education.

He joined the Capuchin order in 1991 at Alverna Minor Seminary, Sulthan Bathery. He had his novitiate formation at Muvattupuzha and made his first religious profession on 15th May, 1997. He did his studies in philosophy at the Calvary Philosophy College at Thrissur and secured B.A. degree. He was solemnly professed on 4th May, 2003. He studied his theological studies in Capuchin Vidyabhavan, Thellakam.

He was ordained priest on 25th November 2004 by His Excellency Mar Jose Porunedam, the Bishop of the diocese of Mananthavady. After his priestly ordination he served as an assistant parish priest for six months in Nadavayal in the Diocese of Mananthavady.

Then he was an assistant Parish Priest in Perambra for one year. After two years he served as a superior in Padre Pio Ashram, Panamaram.

For the following five years he served as Parish Priest and Superior in Paduva Ashram, Perabra, Kerala. He is a well known retreat preacher in Kerala as he served in NRC Retreat Centre, Kulathuvayal and Capuchin Mission Retreat.

Father Prakash joined the Vicariate on 19th September 2013. He is assigned to the Parish of St. Daniel Comboni, Jleeb Al Shuyoukh.

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