Full Professor in the School of Theology

Director of Tangaza-Duquesne (USA) Master Degree Program in Pastoral Ministry /
Head of the Pastoral Department / Academic Advisor of the Faculty

Born in Thissur, Kerala, India;

Member of the indigenousreligious congregation (est. 1831) of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (CMI).

Pre-University: Christ College, Bangalore, Bangalore University and
Philosophy Studies: Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram: Pontifical Athenaeum of Philosophy, Theology and Canon Law ), Bangalore, India (1969-1971)

Graduation in Mechanical Engineering (Diploma): Carmel Polytechnic, Kerala University, Alleppey, India (1971-1974)

Bachelor of Theology (B. Th.): Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram: Pontifical Athenaeum of Philosophy and Theology, Bangalore, India (1974-1978)

Second State Exam for the official title of "Pfarrer" according to German Concordance, Freiburg i. Br. Germany (1988)

Pastoral Counselling (Courses I, II, III, IV), Institute for Psychological Training, Counselling, Supervision for Marriage and Family Care and Life issues, Diocese of Osnabrück, Germany (1983-1989)

Training for Telephone Counselling, Intervention in Crisis and Life Counselling Haus der Volksarbeit e.V., Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1993)

Licentiate in Theology (Lic. theol.) in Pastoral psychology: Faculty of Theology,
Sankt Georgen, Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen Frankfurt am
Main, Germany (1991-1994)

Clinical Pastoral Training , Institute for Pastoral Training of Protestant Church of
Hessen and Nassau, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1993)

"Meaning and Interpretation of Dreams", Diocese of Limburg, Germany (1996)

Training for Marriage Care, Relationship preparation Counselling and
Therapy (Mahr System), Institute for Learning Partnerships and Partner therapy,
Schechen, Germany (1996)

Training for Professional Counselling: (Diploma): Psychological counselling for
Relationship Preparation, Partnership, Marriage Care, Family and Life, BAG Bonn,
Germany (1994-1997)

Casuistic Supervisions under Dr. med. Ulrich J. Niemann SJ, Psychatrist
and Psychoanalyist, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1992-1997)

Case Study Supervisions under Mrs. Helmi Grotensohn, M.A (Psychology),
Psychoanalyst and Clinical psychologist, Frankfurt am Main, Germany (1994-1997)

Doctor of Theology (Dr. theol): with the specialisation in Moral Theology,
Medical Anthropology Medical Ethics, Faculty of Theology, Sankt Georgen,
Philosophisch-Theologische Hochschule Sankt Georgen, Frankfurt am Main
Germany (1994-1999)

AIDS in Developing Countries. Work Groups: Health Services and
HIV/AIDS: The Medical Mission Institute, Würzburg, Germany (2001)

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