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Syro-Malabar Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Tellicherry

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Syro-Malabar

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Area: 4,958 km²

Population: 274,460 Catholics (7.2% of 3,814,247 total) (2020)

Statistics: 254 parishes, 475 priests (304 diocesan, 171 religious), 2,383 lay religious (410 brothers, 1,973 sisters), 108 seminarians (2020)

Suffragan Sees: Belthangady, Bhadravathi, Mananthavady, Mandya, Thamarasserry

Neighbouring Dioceses: Belthangady (↑), Mananthavady (→), Thamarasserry (↘)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Patron Saint: Saint Joseph

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

Belthangady (↑), Mananthavady (→), Thamarasserry (↘)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2022.01.15 – ...):Archbishop Joseph Pamplany (52)Archbishop Joseph Pamplany (52)

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Archbishop Joseph Pamplany (52)Archbishop Joseph Pamplany (52)Permalink
(2022.01.15 – ...)

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

Born:1969.12.11 (Charal, India)
Ordained Priest:1997.12.30
Consecrated Bishop:2017.11.08

Titular Bishop of Numluli (2017.09.01 – 2022.01.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2017.09.01 – 2022.01.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2022.01.15 – ...)

Archbishop George Njaralakatt (75)Archbishop George Njaralakatt (75)Permalink
(2014.08.29 – 2022.01.15)

Second Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India
Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Born:1946.06.23 (Kalayanthani, India)
Ordained Priest:1971.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:2010.04.07

Bishop of Mandya of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2010.01.18 – 2014.08.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2014.08.29 – 2022.01.15)

Second Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2018.02.09 – ...)

Archbishop George Valiamattam (83)Archbishop George Valiamattam (83)Permalink
(1995.05.18 – 2014.08.29)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Born:1938.09.16 (India)
Ordained Priest:1963.11.30
Consecrated Bishop:1989.05.01

Bishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1989.02.18 – 1995.05.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1995.05.18 – 2014.08.29)

Bishops of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Archbishop George Valiamattam (83)Bishop George Valiamattam (83) (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1989.02.18 – 1995.05.18)

(see above)

Bishop Sebastian ValloppillyPermalink
(1955.10.16 – 1989.02.18)

Born:1911.08.04 (India)
Ordained Priest:1945.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1956.01.08
Died:2006.04.04 († 94)

Bishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1955.10.16 – 1989.02.18)

Former Prelates


as of 2022.05.11

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