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Syro-Malabar Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Tellicherry

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Syro-Malabar

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 4,958 km²

Population: 302,018 Catholics (8.4% of 3,600,000 total) (2015)

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

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

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Patron Saint: St. Joseph

Statistics: 245 parishes, 2 missions, 413 priests (278 diocesan, 135 religious), 2,200 lay religious (433 brothers, 1,767 sisters), 69 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2014.08.29 – ...):Archbishop George Njaralakatt (72)Archbishop George Njaralakatt (72)

Second Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

Auxiliary Bishop (2017.09.01 – ...):Bishop Joseph Pamplany (48)Bishop Joseph Pamplany (48)

Titular Bishop of Numluli

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Tellicherry (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Archbishop George Njaralakatt (72)Archbishop George Njaralakatt (72)Permalink
(2014.08.29 – ...)

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

Born:1946.01.23 (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 – ...)

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

Archbishop George Valiamattam (80)Archbishop George Valiamattam (80)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 (80)Bishop George Valiamattam (80) (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)


as of 2018.11.07

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