Father Antony Prince Panengaden named the bishop of Adilabad on August 6, 2015.Father Panengaden was born on March 13, 1976, at Arimpur, in the Archdiocese of Trichur.He studied Philosophy at Dharmaram VidyaKshetram, Bangalore (1998-2001) and graduated from the University of Calicut (2001-2003).He studied theology at Ruhalay Seminary, Ujjain (2003-2007). He was ordained Priest on April 25, 2007, for the Eparchy of Adilabad.He later obtained a Doctorate in Biblical Theology from Urbaniana University, Rome.He served the diocese as Assistant Parish Priest of the Cathedral Parish, priest-in-charge of Saligaon Mission Station. His episcopal ordination was on 29th October 2015
Bishop Joseph Kunnath was born on 2 September 1939. After his High School Education he joined the CMI Congregation and made his first religious profession on 16 May 1961. He took his graduation - B.Sc. from Bangalore in 1968 and B.Ed. from the Osmania University in 1969. He was ordained priest on 24 April 1972. After his ordination he has served as priest-in-charge of Mandamarri, Manncherial, Adilabad, Rallametupalli/Saligaon. He also worked as the Head Master of Carmel High School, Mandamarri during the period 1974-82. From 1981-84 he was the CMI Provincial Councillor, from 1990-96, the General Councillor. He was nominated Bishop of Adilabad on 16 July 1999 and was ordained Bishop on 6 October 1999.