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Diocese of

Kottar

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 750 km²

Population: 538,000 Catholics (28.0% of 1,922,000 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Madurai

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

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Francis Xavier

Statistics: 84 parishes, 45 missions, 211 priests (176 diocesan, 35 religious), 502 lay religious (62 brothers, 440 sisters), 42 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop (2017.05.20 – ...):Bishop Nazarene Soosai (55)Bishop Nazarene Soosai (55)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kottar (Roman Rite)

Bishop Nazarene Soosai (55)Bishop Nazarene Soosai (55)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 (79)Bishop Peter Remigius (79)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 2018.11.07

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