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Syro-Malabar Major Archdiocese of

Ernakulam–Angamaly

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Syro-Malabar

Type: Major Archdiocese

Suffragan Sees: Idukki, Kothamangalam

Neighbouring Dioceses: Changanacherry (↓), Irinjalakuda (↑), Kothamangalam (→), Palai (↘)

Patron Saint: Sacred Heart of Jesus

Address: The Syro-Malabar Archiepiscopal Curia, Mount St. Thomas, P.O. Box 2580, P.O. Kakkanad, Kochi 682031, Kerala, India

Phone: (0484)235.26.29; 235.29.06; 236.36.64

Website: Link

History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Major Archbishop ([2011.05.24] 2011.05.25 – ...):Cardinal George Alencherry (69)Cardinal George Alencherry (69)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Bernardo alle Terme

President of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church

Auxiliary Bishop (2002.02.04 – ...):Bishop Sebastian Adayanthrath (57)Bishop Sebastian Adayanthrath (57)

Titular Bishop of Macriana maior

Auxiliary Bishop (2013.08.23 – ...):Bishop Jose Puthenveettil (53)Bishop Jose Puthenveettil (53)

Titular Bishop of Rusubbicari

Procurator at Rome (2009 – ...):Msgr. Cherian KanjirakompilMsgr. Cherian Kanjirakompil
Apostolic Visitor in India outside the proper territory (2014.01.11 – ...):Bishop Raphael Thattil (58)Bishop Raphael Thattil (58)

Titular Bishop of Buruni

Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Apostolic Visitor in Canada (2001.02.16 – ...):Bishop Jacob Angadiath (69)Bishop Jacob Angadiath (69)

Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago of the Syro-Malabars (United States)

Apostolic Visitor in New Zealand (2013.12.23 – ...):Bishop Bosco Puthur (68)Bishop Bosco Puthur (68)

Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the Syro-Malabars (Australia)

Ordinaries

Major Archbishops of Ernakulam–Angamaly (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Cardinal George Alencherry (69)Cardinal George Alencherry (69)
(2011.05.25 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Bernardo alle Terme
Major Archbishop of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)
President of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church

Service in dialogue of truth and love

Born:1945.04.19 (India)
Ordained Priest:1972.11.19
Consecrated Bishop:1997.02.02
Created Cardinal:2012.02.18

Bishop of Thuckalay of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1996.11.11 – 2011.05.24)

Major Archbishop of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India) ([2011.05.24] 2011.05.25 – ...)

President of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church (2011.05.25 – ...)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Bernardo alle Terme (2012.02.18 [2012.10.14] – ...)

Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil, C.SS.R.
(1999.12.18 – 2011.04.01)

Obedience and peace

Born:1927.05.29 (India)
Ordained Priest:1954.06.12
Consecrated Bishop:1997.01.06
Created Cardinal:2001.02.21
Died:2011.04.01 († 83)

Titular Archbishop of Achrida (1996.11.11 – 1997.04.19)

Apostolic Administrator of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1996.11.11 – 1999.12.18)

President of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church (1996.11.11 – 2011.04.01)

Titular Archbishop of Antinoë (1997.04.19 – 1999.12.18)

Major Archbishop of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1999.12.18 – 2011.04.01)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Bernardo alle Terme (2001.02.21 [2001.05.20] – 2011.04.01)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2008.02.19 – 2010.03.01)

Archbishop Varkey Vithayathil, C.SS.R. (later Cardinal)
(Apostolic Administrator 1996.11.11 – 1999.12.18)

Cardinal Antony Padiyara
(1992.12.16 – 1996.11.11)

Servire et lætitia

Born:1921.02.11 (India)
Ordained Priest:1945.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:1955.10.16
Created Cardinal:1988.06.28
Died:2000.03.23 († 79)

Bishop of Ootacamund (India) (1955.07.03 – 1970.06.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1970.06.14 – 1985.04.23)

Apostolic Visitor in India outside the proper territory of the Syro-Malabars (1978.09.08 – 1985.04.23)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ernakulam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1985.04.23 – 1992.12.16)

President of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church (1985.04.23 – 1992.12.16)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria «Regina Pacis» a Monte Verde (1988.06.28 – 2000.03.23)

Major Archbishop of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1992.12.16 – 1996.11.11)

President of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church (1995 – 1996.11.11)

Metropolitan Archbishops of Ernakulam (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Cardinal Antony Padiyara
(1985.04.23 – 1992.12.16)

(see above)

Bishop Sebastian Mankuzhikary
(Apostolic Administrator 1984 – 1985.04.23)

Cardinal Joseph Parecattil
(1956.07.20 – 1984.01.30)

Da quod jubes

Born:1912.04.01 (India)
Ordained Priest:1939.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1953.11.30
Created Cardinal:1969.04.28
Died:1987.02.20 († 74)

Titular Bishop of Arethusa of the Syrians (1953.10.28 – 1956.07.20)

Auxiliary Bishop of Ernakulam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1953.10.28 – 1956.07.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ernakulam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1956.07.20 – 1984.01.30)

President of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church (1969 – 1985)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Maria «Regina Pacis» a Monte Verde (1969.04.30 – 1987.02.20)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (1972 – 1976)

President of Pontifical Commission for the Revision of Code of Oriental Canon Law (1972 – 1987)

Archbishop Augustine Kandathil
(1923.12.21 – 1956.01.10)

Born:1874.08.25 (India)
Ordained Priest:1901.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1911.12.03
Died:1956.01.10 († 81)

Coadjutor Vicar Apostolic of Ernakulam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1911.08.29 – 1919.12.09)

Titular Bishop of Arad (1911.08.29 – 1923.12.21)

Vicar Apostolic of Ernakulam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1919.12.09 – 1923.12.21)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Ernakulam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1923.12.21 – 1956.01.10)

Vicars Apostolic of Ernakulam (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Bishop Augustine Kandathil (later Archbishop)
(1919.12.09 – 1923.12.21)

(see above)

Bishop Aloysius Pareparambil
(1896.08.11 – 1919.12.09)

Born:1847.03.25 (India)
Ordained Priest:1870.12.04
Consecrated Bishop:1896.10.25
Died:1919.12.09 († 72)

Titular Bishop of Tymandus (1896.08.11 – 1919.12.09)

Vicar Apostolic of Ernakulam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1896.08.11 – 1919.12.09)

Former Prelates


as of 2014.10.15

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