Fr. Pulparambil K. George – known to all as Fr. P.K. George – was born on 2nd February 1929 in Vazhakulamin, Ernakulam Dist, Kerala. After his school education, he joined St. Joseph’s College, Tiruchirapalli, for to pursue his B.A. in Economics (Hons). But he discontinued in order to join the Society of Jesus. After his ordination a few years he taught Latin to Novices and Juniors at Dindigul, logic to college students and worked as the Parish Priest at St. Joseph’s College, Trichy. He then did his Master’s degree followed by Ph.D. in Tamil Literature from Annamalai University, Chidambaram (1970 to 1976).
Fr. George was a man of strong convictions and one of his convictions was that in the Post- Vatican II Church the dogmas of the Church and Christian morality were under attack by the ‘progressive’ forces within the Church. He served as the spiritual guide of the All India Laity Congress (AILC) for nearly 20 years.
He was one of the judges of the Apostolic Tribunal in Bharananganam for the beatification of Sr. Alphonsa and he assisted in translating texts from Malayalam to Latin. He retired to BeschiIllam, Dindigul in 2012. Fr. P.K. George quietly passed away on 22nd May. Due to the COVID-19 lockdown Fr. George was laid to rest after a simple funeral Mass the following day.
In his condolence message, George Cardinal Alencherry, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church expressed his gratitude for the dedication with which Fr. P.K. George “translated the liturgical texts of the Syro-Malabar Church from Malayalam to Tamil. The faithful and the clergy of the Diocese of Thuckalay will always be indebted to him for the great help he rendered to the Diocese.”
- Michael Doss, SJ