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Bishop, ecclesiastical Leader in India

Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters



Through the years Divine Providence has sent the Church enlightened bishops. Kerala today has such an ecclesiastical leader. His Excellency, Bishop George Alapatt has spent a quarter of a century showing Indian Catholics that scholarship and Episcopal administration can go hand in hand. After a brilliant career in Philosophy and Theology at the Propaganda College in Rome, he returned to India to become a leader in Christian education. Not only has His Excellency acted as patron of St. Thomas College, but he has also founded five other colleges in his diocese. Bishop Alapatt is dedicated to raising the level of education in South India and he is concerned that this education be enriched with the leaven of Christian wisdom. It is fitting that the University of Detroit honor the humane and Christian values which His Excellency has so well promoted. Reverend President, it is my privilege to present His Excellency, Bishop George Alapatt for the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters. The Honorary Doctor of Letters Degree was presented in the University Ballroom by the University of Detroit in celebration of Bishop Alapatt's Silver Jubilee of his Episcopal Consecration, August 14, 1968.

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