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Syro-Malabar Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Trichur

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Syro-Malabar

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese

Area: 2,000 km²

Population: 435,628 Catholics (14.2% of 3,072,207 total) (2015)

Suffragan Sees: Irinjalakuda, Palghat, Ramanathapuram

Neighbouring Dioceses: Palghat (↗), Irinjalakuda (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Oriental Churches

Patron Saint: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception

Statistics: 221 parishes, 47 missions, 623 priests (340 diocesan, 283 religious), 3,598 lay religious (461 brothers, 3,137 sisters), 104 seminarians (2015)

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History

Papal Visits


Special Churches

Palghat (↗), Irinjalakuda (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2007.01.22 – ...):Archbishop Andrews Thazhath (66)Archbishop Andrews Thazhath (66)

Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

Auxiliary Bishop (2017.09.01 – ...):Bishop Tony Neelankavil (50)Bishop Tony Neelankavil (50)

Titular Bishop of Masuccaba

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Trichur (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Archbishop Andrews Thazhath (66)Archbishop Andrews Thazhath (66)Permalink
(2007.01.22 – ...)

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

Born:1951.12.13 (India)
Ordained Priest:1977.03.14
Consecrated Bishop:2004.05.01

Titular Bishop of Aptuca (2004.03.18 – 2007.01.22)

Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2004.03.18 – 2007.01.22)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2007.01.22 – ...)

Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2014.02.12 – ...)

Archbishop Jacob Thoomkuzhy (87)Archbishop Jacob Thoomkuzhy (87)Permalink
(1996.11.11 – 2007.01.22)

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

Born:1930.12.13 (India)
Ordained Priest:1956.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:1973.05.01

Bishop of Mananthavady of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1973.03.01 – 1995.05.18)

Bishop of Thamarasserry of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1995.05.18 – 1996.11.11)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1996.11.11 – 2007.01.22)

Archbishop Joseph KundukulamPermalink
(1995.05.18 – 1996.11.11)

Born:1917.09.26 (India)
Ordained Priest:1942.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1970.08.16
Died:1998.04.25 († 80)

Bishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1970.06.04 – 1995.05.18)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1995.05.18 – 1996.11.11)

Bishops of Trichur (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Bishop Joseph Kundukulam (later Archbishop)Permalink
(1970.06.04 – 1995.05.18)

(see above)

Bishop George AlapattPermalink
(1944.03.11 – 1970.06.14)

Born:1900.02.11 (India)
Ordained Priest:1927.12.17
Consecrated Bishop:1944.05.01
Died:1973.11.06 († 73)

Bishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1944.03.11 – 1970.06.14)

Titular Bishop of Irenopolis in Isauria (1970.06.14 – 1971.05.11)

Bishop Francis VazhapillyPermalink
(1923.12.21 – 1942.05.12)

Born:1878.05.18 (India)
Ordained Priest:1906.12
Consecrated Bishop:1921.07.06
Died:1942.05.12 († 63)

Titular Bishop of Philadelphia (1921.04.05 – 1923.12.21)

Vicar Apostolic of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1921.04.05 – 1923.12.21)

Bishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1923.12.21 – 1942.05.12)

Vicars Apostolic of Trichur (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Bishop Francis VazhapillyPermalink
(1921.04.05 – 1923.12.21)

(see above)

Bishop Giovanni MenacheryPermalink
(1896.08.11 – 1919.12.19)

Born:1857.06.12 (Italy)
Ordained Priest:1883.08.11
Consecrated Bishop:1896.10.25
Died:1919.12.19 († 62)

Titular Bishop of Paralus (1896.08.11 – 1919.12.19)

Vicar Apostolic of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1896.08.11 – 1919.12.19)

Bishop Adolphus Edwin MedlycottPermalink
(1887.09.13 – 1896)

Born:1838.05.15 (Bangladesh)
Ordained Priest:1861.03.17
Consecrated Bishop:1887.12.11
Died:1918.05.04 († 79)

Vicar Apostolic of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1887.09.13 – 1896)

Titular Bishop of Tricomia (1887.09.13 – 1918.05.04)

Former Prelates


as of 2017.12.14

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