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Fr Joseph Edattu VC
Fr Joseph Edattu VC presently serves as the Director the Divine Retreat Centre UK. Soon after his ordination in December 2006, he was appointed as the Administrator of Tabor Retreat Centre, Mumbai, until 2012, when he was appointed as the Assistant Director of the Divine Retreat Centre, Muringoor and Chalakudy (English and Malayalam Section), under the leadership of Fr George Panackal VC and Fr Augustine Vallooran VC. In 2014, Fr Joseph came to the UK as the Administrator and Associate Director of a newly inaugurated centre: the Divine Retreat Centre UK, where he has worked tirelessly to spread the Good News. During the Covid pandemic, Fr Joseph spearheaded the transition to online ministry, starting with the daily livestreaming. This grew rapidly into many other ministries, like the Bible study, Under my Roof and Bambino programmes. Pre-covid, Fr Joseph travelled the globe and has taken the Gospel to various countries such as Singapore, Australia, Africa, Germany, Malaysia and many more. Post-Covid, he continues to travel the world virtually, delivering the Good News to tens of thousands daily.
Fr Paul Pallichankudiyil VC
Fr Paul Pallichamkudiyil VC currently serves as the Assistant Director and Finance Officer of the Divine Retreat Centre, UK. He was ordained a Catholic Priest in January 2015. He was mainly involved in Christu Nivas Minor Seminary, Thrikkakara where he served as the Vice Rector and Finance Officer for one year. In 2016, Fr Paul was appointed as the Assistant Director of Popular Mission retreat, Vincentian House, Potta where he served for three years and worked tirelessly to spread the Good News. He went for higher studies and received a Licentiate in Biblical Theology from St Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore. Thereafter, he came to Faridabad and was appointed as the Assistant Director and Finance Officer of the Divine Retreat Ashram. Fr Paul came to the UK, where he continues to spread the Word of God and guide thousands with wisdom, compassion, and a profound connection to the divine. He utilises his position to bridge the gap between different segments of the community, fostering a spirit of collaboration and unity. Fr Paul also plays an important role in assisting with the retreats, daily live streaming, and other online services from the centre.