Jan 29, 1949
Archbishop Prakash Mallavarapu was born on Jan. 29, 1949 in Jadi-Jamalpur, Mandal, Nizamabad in Hyderabad Diocese. He was ordained a priest on Oct. 11, 1979. He was appointed bishop of Cuddapah on June 11, 1998 and was installed on July 22, 1998. On July 26, 2002 he was transferred to the Diocese of Vijayawada.
Pope Benedict XVI appointed him Archbishop of Vishakapatnam Archdiocese, on July 3, 2012. On Aug. 9, 2012, Apostolic Nuncio Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio led the installation ceremony at the cathedral of Visakhapatnam. He succeeds Archbishop Mariadas Kagithapu M.S.F.S., whose resignation from the pastoral care of the same archdiocese the pope accepted, upon having reached the age limit.
Parents - Late Anthaiah (Father) and Annamma (Mother)
Place of Birth - Jadi Jamalpur, Mandal, Nizamabad