Bishop Jaya Rao Polimera
The second Bishop of Eluru
Most Rev. Jaya Rao Polimera was born on August 27, 1965, at Dharmasagar in Warangal district, Telangana, to late P.Yobu and Mariamma. He has three brothers and two sisters. He completed his primary and high school education at Dharmasagar.
He joined for the diocese of Warangal on June 10, 2181. During 1982-1984, he completed Pre University course at Andhra Loyola College, Vijayawada. He completed his philosophy (1985-1991) and Theology at St. John’s Regional Seminary, Hyderabad. He was ordained Priest on April 2, 1992, at Fatima Cathedral, Warangal. During his stay in Hyderabad, he completed his post graduation in LLB. He is also a graduate in Karnatic classical music. He completed his post graduation (M.A., Masters of Arts, Eng. Lit.), LLM (Masters / Corporation Law) and Masters Degree in Organizational Leadership Culture & Communications from Siena Heights University, USA – 1999-2002.
SERVICE AS PRIEST
1. 1992-1994 : Assistant parish Priest at Dacharam in Karimnagar.
2. 1994-1998 : Parish Priest St. Peter & Paul Church, Dornakal, Warangal District
3. 1998 to 2003 : Associate Pastor, Diocese of Kalamazoo, St. Philip Roman Catholic Church, Battle Creek, Michigan State, USA.
4. 2003 to 2009 : Rector and Parish Priest of Our Lady of Fatima Cathedral
5. 2009- June 12, 2013 : Diocesan Youth & Kolping Director at Arunodaya Youth Centre of Warangal Diocese
Office held as a Priest
1. Dean of Fatimanagar Denary : 2003-2005
2. Diocesan Senate Member : 2005-2013
3. Member of the Diocesan consulers’ : 2005-2013
4. Member of the Diocesan Marriage Tribunal : 2003-2013
5. Three men education committee member : 2005-2013
6. Trusty member of Diocesan Medical College & Medicare Hospital : 2005-2013
7. Associate Vicar at St. Philip’s Roman Catholic Church, Battle Creek Michigan, USA : Jan. 27, 1998 to June 2003
In the past 22 years of his Priestly journey, he did his best as a Priest in different capacities. The Diocese of Eluru witnessed one of the epoch-making events in her history by electing me as the second bishop of Eluru. He was elected as the second Bishop of Eluru on June 13, 2013, by Pope Francis. The Diocese of Eluru gave a warm welcome when he visited for the first time on June 19, 2013. He was elected as the Bishop second Bishop of Eluru by His Ex. Salvatore Pennacchio, Apostolic Nuncio, India & Nepal, on July 25, 2013.
Offices held as Bishop
1. September 4, 2013: Elected Chairman of SC, ST & BC commission by APBC (now TCBC)
2. August 27, 2014 : Elected Chairman of the Regional Youth Commission.
3. August 27, 2014 : Elected Vice-chairman of the Commission for Social Communications, Amruthavani and Vice-Chairman for the Jyotirmai Society, BCC
4. February 7, 2015 : Elected member of CCBI Youth Commission