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Syro-Malabar Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Kottayam

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Syro-Malabar

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 560,665 km²

Population: 189,060 Catholics (4.6% of 4,152,700 total) (2017)

Statistics: 148 parishes, 12 missions, 481 priests (370 diocesan, 111 religious), 1,213 lay religious (153 brothers, 1,060 sisters), 26 seminarians (2017)

Suffragan Sees: no suffragan sees

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Patron Saint: Sacred Heart of Jesus, St. Pius X

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2006.01.14 – ...):Archbishop Mathew Moolakkattu, O.S.B. Vall. (66)Archbishop Mathew Moolakkattu, O.S.B. Vall. (66)
Auxiliary Bishop ([2006.08.21] 2006.09.20 – ...):Bishop Joseph Pandarasseril (58)Bishop Joseph Pandarasseril (58)

Titular Bishop of Castellum Ripæ

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Kottayam (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Archbishop Mathew Moolakkattu, O.S.B. Vall. (66)Archbishop Mathew Moolakkattu, O.S.B. Vall. (66)Permalink
(2006.01.14 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Born:1953.02.27 (India)
Ordained Priest:1978.12.27
Consecrated Bishop:1999.01.06

Titular Bishop of Hólar (1998.11.06 – 2003.08.29)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1998.11.06 – 2003.08.29)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2003.08.29 – 2005.05.09)

Coadjutor Archbishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2005.05.09 – 2006.01.14)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2006.01.14 – ...)

Archbishop Kuriakose KunnacherryPermalink
(2005.05.09 – 2006.01.14)

Born:1928.09.11 (India)
Ordained Priest:1955.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1968.02.24
Died:2017.06.14 († 88)

Titular Bishop of Cephas (1967.12.09 – 1974.05.05)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1967.12.09 – 1974.05.05)

Bishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1974.05.05 – 2005.05.09)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2005.05.09 – 2006.01.14)

Bishops of Kottayam (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Bishop Kuriakose Kunnacherry (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1974.05.05 – 2005.05.09)

(see above)

Bishop Thomas TharayilPermalink
(1951.01.08 – 1974.05.05)

Born:1899.05.05 (India)
Ordained Priest:1926.12.18
Consecrated Bishop:1945.10.07
Died:1975.07.26 († 76)

Titular Bishop of Azotus (1945.06.09 – 1951.01.08)

Coadjutor Bishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1945.06.09 – 1951.01.08)

Bishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1951.01.08 – 1974.05.05)

Bishop Alexander ChulaparambilPermalink
(1923.12.21 – 1951.01.08)

Born:1877.10.14 (India)
Ordained Priest:1906.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1914.11.01
Died:1951.01.08 († 73)

Titular Bishop of Busiris (1914.07.16 – 1923.12.21)

Vicar Apostolic of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1914.07.16 – 1923.12.21)

Bishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1923.12.21 – 1951.01.08)

Vicars Apostolic of Kottayam (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Bishop Alexander ChulaparambilPermalink
(1914.07.16 – 1923.12.21)

(see above)

Bishop Matthew MakilPermalink
(1911.08.29 – 1914.01.26)

Born:1851.03.27 (India)
Ordained Priest:1874.05.30
Consecrated Bishop:1896.06.11
Died:1914.01.26 († 62)

Vicar Apostolic of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1896.10.25 – 1911.08.29)

Titular Bishop of Tralles (1896.10.25 – 1914.01.26)

Vicar Apostolic of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1911.08.29 – 1914.01.26)

Bishop Charles Lavigne, S.J.Permalink
(1887.09.13 – 1896.06.11)

Born:1840.01.06 (France)
Ordained Priest:1864
Consecrated Bishop:1887.11.13
Died:1913.07.11 († 73)

Vicar Apostolic of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1887.09.13 – 1896.06.11)

Titular Bishop of Milevum (1887.09.13 – 1898.08.27)

Bishop of Trincomalee (Sri Lanka) (1898.08.27 – 1913.07.11)

Former Prelates


as of 2019.09.27

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