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Diocese of

Kottar

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 750 km²

Population: 552,070 Catholics (28.0% of 1,972,245 total) (2017)

Statistics: 92 parishes, 38 missions, 213 priests (179 diocesan, 34 religious), 527 lay religious (57 brothers, 470 sisters), 37 seminarians (2017)

Ecclesiastical Province: Madurai

Neighbouring Dioceses: Kuzhithurai (↖), Palayamkottai (↑), Tuticorin (↗)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Francis Xavier

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

Kuzhithurai (↖), Palayamkottai (↑), Tuticorin (↗)

Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.05.20 – ...):Bishop Nazarene Soosai (56)Bishop Nazarene Soosai (56)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kottar (Roman Rite)

Bishop Nazarene Soosai (56)Bishop Nazarene Soosai (56)Permalink
(2017.05.20 – ...)

Bishop of Kottar (India)

Born:1963.04.13 (India)
Ordained Priest:1989.04.02
Consecrated Bishop:2017.06.29

Bishop of Kottar (India) (2017.05.20 – ...)

Bishop Peter Remigius (80)Bishop Peter Remigius (80)Permalink
(2007.06.30 – 2017.05.20)

Bishop emeritus of Kottar (India)

Hope, Dare, Serve

Born:1939.05.20 (India)
Ordained Priest:1966.04.18
Consecrated Bishop:1990.01.03

Bishop of Kumbakonam (India) (1989.11.10 – 2007.06.30)

Bishop of Kottar (India) (2007.06.30 – 2017.05.20)

Bishop Leon Augustine TharmarajPermalink
(1988.11.14 – 2007.01.16)

Born:1941.04.11 (India)
Ordained Priest:1965.03.29
Consecrated Bishop:1989.01.06
Died:2007.01.16 († 65)

Bishop of Kottar (India) (1988.11.14 – 2007.01.16)

Bishop Marianus Arokiasamy (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1970.11.23 – 1987.07.03)

Born:1927.08.31 (India)
Ordained Priest:1954.12.07
Consecrated Bishop:1971.02.17
Died:2007.03.22 († 79)

Bishop of Kottar (India) (1970.11.23 – 1987.07.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madurai (India) (1987.07.03 – 2003.03.22)

Vice-President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (1991 – 1993)

Vice-President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (1994 – 1996)

President of Conference of Catholic Bishops of India (1997 – 1999)

Bishop Thomas Roch Agniswami, S.J.Permalink
(1939.01.05 – 1970.11.23)

Born:1891.03.26 (India)
Ordained Priest:1923.11.25
Consecrated Bishop:1939.10.29
Died:1974.05.07 († 83)

Bishop of Kottar (India) (1939.01.05 – 1970.11.23)

Bishop Lawrence PereiraPermalink
(1930.05.26 – 1938.01.07)

Born:1876.01.01 (India)
Ordained Priest:1905.11.18
Consecrated Bishop:1930.10.05
Died:1938.01.07 († 62)

Bishop of Kottar (India) (1930.05.26 – 1938.01.07)


as of 2019.11.30

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