Name  : Koluthara Varghese, CMI

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Phone  : 08041116257

About Me

Institute/Faculty Institute of Oriental Canon Law
SpecializationCanon Law
AddressDharmaram College,
Bangalore, 560029

Academic Qualification

Post-Graduate and DoctoralStudies:

1991-1994: Doctorate in CanonLaw (Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome)

1987-1989: LCL (PontificalLateran University, Rome)

1985-1987: MTh (DVK)


Undergraduate Studies

1999-2002: LLB (BangaloreUniversity, Karnataka, India)

1980-1983: BTh (DVK)

1977-1980: BA (BangaloreUniversity, Karnataka, India)

1975-1977: BPh (DVK)


1989-1990: Diploma in OrientalCanon Law (Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome)

1987-1989:Diploma on the Cannonical Implications of Religious Life (S. Con. for    Religious Institutes and SecularInstitutes, Rome


Teaching Experienc

2011- Lecturer at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram.

2008-2011: Visiting professor at Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram

1994-: Lecturer at DharmaramVidya Kshetram

1990-1991: Lecturer at DharmaramVidya Kshetram

Visiting Professor, Mater Dei, All India CRI Theological Institute, Goa

Visiting Professor, Sidhivihara, CMI Centre for Theological Updating,Mysore, Karnataka

Academic Responsibilities

2011- Professor, DVK

2000- Executive member of the International Society of the Law of the Eastern Churches, Vienna, Austria.

2008: Executive member of the Canon Law Society of India

1997- Judge of Metropolitan Marriage Tribunal Archdiocese of Bangalore

2008- Consulter of the Pontifical Council for the Interpretationof Legislative Texts

2011-2012: The Finance Officer, DVK

2008-2011:  Provincial, CMI St Paul’s Province, Mysore,Karnataka, India

1999-2008:Director, Institute of Oriental Canon Law, Dharmaram Vidya Kshetram

2004-2008: Vice-President, CanonLaw Society of India, Bangalore, India.

1999-2004:Vice-President Oriental Canon Law Society of India, Ernakulum, Kerala, India

1995-1997: Director,Vinayasadhana, DVK

1983-1984:Assistant Parish Priest at Nadavayal, Mananthavady Eparchy, Kerala

1984-1985:Parish Priest at Marakkadavu, Mananthavady Eparchy, Kerala.



[2005]Rightful Autonomy of ReligiousInstitutes according to the Code of Canons of Oriental Churches and the Code ofCanon Law, Dharmaram Publications (DP),Bangalore 2005(second edition).

 [1994] Rightful Autonomy of ReligiousInstitutes according to the Code of Canons of Oriental Churches and the Code ofCanon Law, Centre for Indian andInter-religious Studies (C.I.I.S), Rome, and Dharmaram Publications (DP),Bangalore, 1994.

2.Research Articles

[2011] “Bishops and Superiors ofReligious Institutes: Mutual Relationship,” in Jeevadhara, 51, (July 2011), 317-336.

“Dependence and RightfulAutonomy of Religious Institutes in the Code of Canons of the OrientalChurches,” Justitia 2, 1, (June 2011), 7-38.

[2007] “Religious Institutes andInter-Ecclesial Relationship,” CanonicalStudies 21 (October, 2007), 98-113.

[2006] “Eucharist and theMinistry of a Canon Lawyer,” in S. Athappilly & P. Kochappilly (eds.), Mystery of the Eucharist, Bangalore2006, 201-213.

[2005] “Temporal Goods and theirAdministration in Religious Institutes,” in CanonicalStudies, Vol. 20 (October, 2005) 75-95.

[2004] “Mutual Relationship:Bishops and Superiors of Religious Institutes,” Congregazione per le ChieseOrientali, Ius Ecclesiarum VehiculumCaritatis, Citta del Vaticano 2004, 761-781.

[2003] “Role of an EparchialBishop in relation to religious of the Syro-Malabar Church,” in FrancisEluvathingal(ed.), Syro-Malabar Church since the Eastern  Code, Trichur, 2003.

“Apostolates of Religious in aDiocese according to CCEO,” CanonicalStudies, Vol. 17, (October 2003), 113-119.

[2002] “The Human Face of theChurch Law,” edited in Jeevadhara 32, (July 2002)     “Plurality of Codes of Canon Law in theChurch, Jeevadhara 32 (July 2002) 275-298.

[1998] “Translation of CCEOcc.410-432 ,” Vadekel & Madathikandam (eds.), Paurastya SabhakaludeKanonakal Sabhajeevithathil (Malayalam),   Kottayam (1998),  338-356.

[1996] “Lay Christian Faithfulin the Oriental Code,” Jeevadhara, 154, (1996), 307-315.

[1992] “The Old TestamentConcept of Law,” The Living Word 1, (1992), 42-58.

“The Concept of Understandingthe Law in New Testament,” The Living Word 2, (1992) 83-93.

“Law- A Liberating Reality inthe Pauline Writings,” The Living Word 3, (1992), 207-222.

[1991] “Ethical Philosophy ofYajnavalkyasmrti,” The Living Word 5, (1991), 325-336.

“Ethical Philosophy ofYajnavalkyasmrti,” The Living Word 6, (1991), 385-397.