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Syro-Malabar Diocese of

Kothamangalam

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Syro-Malabar

Type: Diocese

Area: 1,840 km²

Population: 224,400 Catholics (26.5% of 847,200 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Ernakulam–Angamaly

Neighbouring Dioceses: Ernakulam–Angamaly (←), Irinjalakuda (↖), Idukki (↘), Palai (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Patron Saint: Immaculate Heart of Mary

Statistics: 120 parishes, 427 priests (329 diocesan, 98 religious), 2,476 lay religious (173 brothers, 2,303 sisters), 61 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.01.10 – ...):Bishop George Madathikandathil (62)Bishop George Madathikandathil (62)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kothamangalam (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Bishop George Madathikandathil (62)Bishop George Madathikandathil (62)Permalink
(2013.01.10 – ...)

Bishop of Kothamangalam of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Born:1956.05.09 (India)
Ordained Priest:1980.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:2013.02.09

Bishop of Kothamangalam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2013.01.10 – ...)

Bishop George Punnakottil (82)Bishop George Punnakottil (82)Permalink
(1977.02.26 – 2013.01.10)

Bishop emeritus of Kothamangalam of the Syro-Malabars (India)
Second Vice-President emeritus of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

Born:1936.09.13 (India)
Ordained Priest:1961.10.18
Consecrated Bishop:1977.04.24

Bishop of Kothamangalam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1977.02.26 – 2013.01.10)

Second Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2010.03.01 – 2013.01.10)

Bishop Matthew PothanamuzhiPermalink
(1956.07.29 – 1977.02.26)

Born:1903.12.22 (India)
Ordained Priest:1932.10.02
Consecrated Bishop:1956.11.18
Died:1982.02.06 († 78)

Bishop of Kothamangalam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1956.07.29 – 1977.02.26)


as of 2018.11.07

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