Born in Bolghatty, India, on 20
Ordained a priest for the
Diocese of Verapoly in 3 June 1978.
Completed a doctorate in Canon
Law and entered the diplomatic service of the Holy
See in 1988.
Served at the Apostolic
Nunciatures in Honduras, various countries of
southern Africa, and the Philippines, at the Mission
to the United Nations in New York and at the
Secretariat of State in the Vatican.
Appointed Apostolic Nuncio to
Iraq and Jordan on 29 April 2006. Ordained Titular
Archbishop of Ostra on 25 June 2006.
Appointed Permanent Observer of
the Holy See to the United Nations in New York on 17
Archbishop Chullikatt presented
his Letter of Appointment to Mr. Ban Ki-moon,
Secretary-General of the United Nations, on 15