Born on 25th January 1969, Fr. Benny, after his Philosophical and Theological studies in Janampet, Eluru was ordained a priest on 29th December 1993 for the Clerical Society of Heralds of Good News.
After having done his licentiate studies at the Jnana-Deepa Vidyapeeth, Pune (1994-1996), specializing in the thoughts of Martin Heidegger, he served from the year 1996 to 1999 as the Vice Rector and professor at the Heralds of Good News St. Joseph’s Major Seminary, Khammam, India. Thereafter, he served the diocese of Vijayawada from 1999 to 2000 where he had the principal role in establishing the Tharangini Matha Church & Shrine in Thallapalam, Manginapudi Beach. From 2001 to 2003 he served as parish priest of St. Faniano, Villa Ceccolini in the archdiocese of Pesaro. During this time, he also pursued the studies and in the year 2002 he obtained a doctorate in Philosophy from the Pontifical St. Thomas Aquinas University, Rome. From 2004 to 2007 he was the Rector of the Missionaries of Compassion’s Holy Spirit Seminary, at Vangayagudem, Eluru. Meanwhile he also successfully carried out the establishment of the Good Samaritan Cancer Hospital at Vangayagudem. From the opening of this hospital in October 2008 till he was elected as the Superior General of Missionaries of Compassion, Fr. Benny served as its Director. On 14th January 2017 Fr. Benny Thekumakattil was elected as the Superior General of the Missionaries of Compassion.
Ordained Priest on 29.12.1993
Elected Superior General on 14/01/2017
The Generalate House
Ave Maria Nagar
Shamirpet – 500 101
Medchal Dt., Telengana
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