Bp. Joseph Pandarasseril, (Auxiliary Bishop, Archdiocese of Kottayam,) was elected as the new Chairman for the KCBC Youth Commission. He replaces, Bp. Vincent Samuel, Bishop of Diocese of Neyyattinkara, the former Youth Commission Chairman. The new Chairman for Youth Commission was elected in the KCBC meeting which was held at POC, Ernakulam.
Bp. Pandarasseril was born on April 18, 1961 at Ettumanoor, Kottayam. He completed his philosophical and theological studies at St. Joseph's Pontifical Seminary, Mangalore and was ordained a priest on December 28, 1987. He studied Canon Law at Santa Croce University in Rome and took Licentiate Degree in 1995. He was consecrated bishop on October 28, 2006.
Bp. Dr. Joseph Kariyil, (Bishop, Diocese of Kochi) and Bp. Dr. Thomas Mar Anthonios, (Curial Bishop of Syro Malankara Church) were elected as the Vice Chairman of the Youth Commission.