Packiam Arokiaswamy

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Packiam Arokiaswamy (born February 20, 1921 in Kombeikadu ; † May 22, 2003 ) was Archbishop ad personam and Bishop of Tanjore .


Packiam Arokiaswamy was ordained a priest on December 12, 1946 .

Pope Paul VI appointed him Bishop of Ootacamund on January 16, 1971 . The Archbishop of Bangalore , Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy , donated him episcopal ordination on March 19 of the same year ; Co- consecrators were Antony Padiyara , Archbishop of Changanacherry , and Francis Xavier Muthappa , Bishop of Coimbatore .

On December 6, 1971, he was appointed Archbishop of Bangalore. Pope John Paul II appointed him Archbishop of Tanjore on September 12, 1986.

On June 28, 1997, John Paul II accepted his age-related resignation.

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predecessor Office successor
Rajarethinam Arokiasamy Sundaram Bishop of Tanjore
Devadass Ambrose Mariadoss
Duraisamy Simon Lourdusamy Archbishop of Bangalore
Alphonsus Mathias
Antony Padiyara Bishop of Ootacamund
James Masilamony Arul Das