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Recent Appointments of Bishops

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2019.11.23

India Apostolic Exarchate of Saint Ephrem of Khadki (Syro-Malankar Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Saint Ephrem of Khadki (India)

India Bishop Thomas Anthonios Valiyavilayil, O.I.C., Titular Bishop of Igilgili and Apostolic Exarch of Saint Ephrem of Khadki of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Bishop of Saint Ephrem of Khadki of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2019.06.11

India Bishop Abraham Julios Kackanatt resigned as Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Bishop Yoohanon Theodosius Kochuthundil succeeded as Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2019.06.07

India Bishop Yoohanon Chrysostom Kalloor resigned as Bishop of Pathanamthitta of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Bishop Samuel Irenios Kattukallil succeeded as Bishop of Pathanamthitta of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2019.06.04

India Bishop Geevarghese Timotheos Chundevalel, Bishop emeritus of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India), passed away at 91

2018.04.10

India Bishop Samuel Irenios Kattukallil, Titular Bishop of Tamalluma and Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Pathanamthitta of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Bishop Yoohanon Theodosius Kochuthundil, Titular Bishop of Thuburbo maius, Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malankars, Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Oceania of the Syro-Malankars, was appointed as Coadjutor Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2018.02.09

India Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal resigned as President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

India Bishop Joshuah Ignathios Kizhakkeveettil, Bishop of Mavelikkara of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

2018.01.16

India Bishop Geevarghese Divannasios Ottathengil, Bishop emeritus of Puthur of the Syro-Malankars (India), passed away at 67

2017.09.21

India Msgr. Geevarghese Makarios Kalayil was consecrated as Bishop of Puthur of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Msgr. Yoohanon Theodosius Kochuthundil was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Thuburbo maius, Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malankars, Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Oceania of the Syro-Malankars

2017.08.05

India Diocese of Parassala (Syro-Malankar Rite) was established (from Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum) (India)

India Msgr. Geevarghese Makarios Kalayil was elected Bishop of Puthur of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Msgr. Yoohanon Theodosius Kochuthundil was elected Titular Bishop of Thuburbo maius, Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malankars, Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Oceania of the Syro-Malankars

India Bishop Thomas Eusebios Naickamparampil, Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars and Bishop of Saint Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States of America and Canada of the Syro-Malankars (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Parassala of the Syro-Malankars (India)

USA Bishop Philipos Stephanos Thottathil, Titular Bishop of Sozopolis in Hæmimonto and Auxiliary Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Bishop of Saint Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States of America and Canada of the Syro-Malankars (USA)

2017.01.24

India Bishop Geevarghese Divannasios Ottathengil resigned as Bishop of Puthur of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2016.01.04

USA Apostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Syro-Malankar Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Saint Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States of America and Canada (USA)

India Bishop Thomas Eusebios Naickamparampil, Titular Bishop of Lares, Apostolic Exarch of United States of America of the Syro-Malankars (USA), Apostolic Visitator in Canada of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars, was appointed as Bishop of Saint Mary, Queen of Peace, of the United States of America and Canada of the Syro-Malankars (USA)

2015.03.26

India Apostolic Exarchate of Saint Ephrem of Khadki (Syro-Malankar Rite) was established (India)

India Diocese of Saint John Chrysostom of Gurgaon (Syro-Malankar Rite) was established (India)

India Bishop Jacob Barnabas Aerath, O.I.C., Titular Bishop of Bapara and Apostolic Visitator in India outside the proper territory of the Syro-Malankars, was appointed as Bishop of Saint John Chrysostom of Gurgaon of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Bishop Thomas Anthonios Valiyavilayil, O.I.C., Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malankars, was appointed as Apostolic Exarch of Saint Ephrem of Khadki of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2014.02.12

India Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), President of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church and Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, was appointed as President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

2014

India Fr. Jose Kuruvila Peedikayil, O.I.C., was appointed as Superior General of Order of the Imitation of Christ

2013.05.19

India Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal took possession as Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio VII

2013

India Archbishop Thomas Koorilos Chakkalapadickal, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Secretary of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church

2012.11.24

India Major Archbishop Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), President of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church and Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, was created Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio VII

2010.09.21

India Fr. Thomas Eusebios Naickamparampil was consecrated as Apostolic Exarch of United States of America of the Syro-Malankars (USA), Titular Bishop of Lares, Apostolic Visitator in Canada of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars

2010.07.14

USA Apostolic Exarchate of United States of America (Syro-Malankar Rite) was established (USA)

India Fr. Thomas Eusebios Naickamparampil was elected Titular Bishop of Lares, Apostolic Exarch of United States of America of the Syro-Malankars (USA), Apostolic Visitator in Canada of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars

2010.03.13

India Fr. Samuel Irenios Kattukallil was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Tamalluma and Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Fr. Vincent Paulos Kulapuravilai was consecrated as Bishop of Marthandam of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Fr. Thomas Anthonios Valiyavilayil, O.I.C., was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Igilgili and Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malankars

USA Fr. Philipos Stephanos Thottathil was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Sozopolis in Hæmimonto and Auxiliary Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2010.03.01

India Major Archbishop Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), President of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church and Second Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India, was appointed as Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

2010.01.25

India Diocese of Pathanamthitta (Syro-Malankar Rite) was established (from Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum) (India)

India Diocese of Puthur (Syro-Malankar Rite) was established (from Diocese of Bathery) (India)

India Bishop Yoohanon Chrysostom Kalloor, Bishop of Marthandam of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Bishop of Pathanamthitta of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Fr. Samuel Irenios Kattukallil was elected Titular Bishop of Tamalluma and Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Bishop Joseph Thomas Konnath, Titular Bishop of Sicilibba, Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), Apostolic Visitator in North America of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars, was appointed as Bishop of Bathery of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Fr. Vincent Paulos Kulapuravilai was elected Bishop of Marthandam of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Bishop Geevarghese Divannasios Ottathengil, Bishop of Bathery of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Bishop of Puthur of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Fr. Thomas Anthonios Valiyavilayil, O.I.C., was elected Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malankars and Titular Bishop of Igilgili

USA Fr. Philipos Stephanos Thottathil was elected Titular Bishop of Sozopolis in Hæmimonto and Auxiliary Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2008.02.19

India Major Archbishop Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India) and President of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church, was appointed as Second Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

2008.02.09

India Fr. Abraham Julios Kackanatt was consecrated as Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2008.01.18

India Fr. Abraham Julios Kackanatt was elected Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2007.03.26

India Bishop Thomas Koorilos Chakkalapadickal, Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2007.03.10

India Fr. Jacob Barnabas Aerath, O.I.C., was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Bapara and Apostolic Visitator in India outside the proper territory of the Syro-Malankars

2007.02.10

India Major Archbishop Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India) and President of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church

2007.02.08

India Archbishop Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (Baselios Cleemis), Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India), was elected Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2007.02.07

India Fr. Jacob Barnabas Aerath, O.I.C., was elected Titular Bishop of Bapara and Apostolic Visitator in India outside the proper territory of the Syro-Malankars

2007.01.18

India Major Archbishop Cyril Baselios Malancharuvil, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), passed away at 71

2007.01.02

India Diocese of Mavelikkara (Syro-Malankar Rite) was established (from Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum) (India)

India Bishop Joshuah Ignathios Kizhakkeveettil, Titular Bishop of Nigizubi and Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Bishop of Mavelikkara of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2006.05.15

India Diocese of Tiruvalla (Syro-Malankar Rite) was promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Tiruvalla (India)

India Bishop Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (Baselios Cleemis), Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2005.02.19

India Fr. Joseph Thomas Konnath was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Sicilibba, Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), Apostolic Visitator in North America of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars

2005.02.10

India Metropolitanate sui juris of Trivandrum (Syro-Malankar Rite) was promoted as Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum (India)

India Archbishop Cyril Baselios Malancharuvil (Cyril Baselios), O.I.C., President of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church and Metropolitan of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), was elected Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2005.01.05

India Fr. Joseph Thomas Konnath was elected Titular Bishop of Sicilibba, Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), Apostolic Visitator in North America of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars

2004

India Archbishop Cyril Baselios Malancharuvil (Cyril Baselios), O.I.C., resigned as President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

2003.09.11

India Bishop Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (Baselios Cleemis), Titular Bishop of Chayal of the Syro-Malankars, Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), Apostolic Visitator in North America of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars, was appointed as Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2003.03.29

India Bishop Geevarghese Timotheos Chundevalel resigned as Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2003.01.15

India Diocese of Moovatupuzha (Syro-Malankar Rite) was established (from Diocese of Tiruvalla) (India)

India Bishop Thomas Koorilos Chakkalapadickal, Titular Bishop of Tigisi in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India)

2001.08.15

India Fr. Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (Baselios Cleemis) was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Chayal of the Syro-Malankars, Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), Apostolic Visitator in North America of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars

2001.06.18

India Fr. Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (Baselios Cleemis) was elected Titular Bishop of Chayal of the Syro-Malankars, Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), Apostolic Visitator in North America of the Syro-Malankars and Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars

2000

India Archbishop Cyril Baselios Malancharuvil (Cyril Baselios), O.I.C., President of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church and Metropolitan of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

1998.11.03

India Bishop Paulos Philoxinos Ayyamkulangara, Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), passed away at 70

1998.06.29

India Fr. Yoohanon Chrysostom Kalloor was consecrated as Bishop of Marthandam of the Syro-Malankars (India)

India Fr. Joshuah Ignathios Kizhakkeveettil was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Nigizubi and Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India)

1998.04.16

India Fr. Yoohanon Chrysostom Kalloor was elected Bishop of Marthandam of the Syro-Malankars (India)

1998.04.15

India Fr. Joshuah Ignathios Kizhakkeveettil was elected Titular Bishop of Nigizubi and Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India)

1997.07.17

India Fr. Thomas Koorilos Chakkalapadickal was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Tigisi in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India)

1997.05.09

India Fr. Thomas Koorilos Chakkalapadickal was elected Titular Bishop of Tigisi in Mauretania and Auxiliary Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India)

1997.04.08

India Bishop Lawrence Ephraem Thottam, Bishop of Marthandam of the Syro-Malankars (India), passed away at 68

1997.02.05

India Fr. Geevarghese Divannasios Ottathengil was consecrated as Bishop of Bathery of the Syro-Malankars (India)

1996.12.16

India Diocese of Marthandam (Syro-Malankar Rite) was established (from Metropolitanate sui juris of Trivandrum) (India)

India Bishop Lawrence Ephraem Thottam, Titular Bishop of Barcusus and Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as Bishop of Marthandam of the Syro-Malankars (India)

1996.11.11

India Fr. Geevarghese Divannasios Ottathengil was elected Bishop of Bathery of the Syro-Malankars (India)

1995.11.06

India Bishop Cyril Baselios Malancharuvil (Cyril Baselios), O.I.C., Bishop of Bathery of the Syro-Malankars (India), was promoted as Metropolitan of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India)

1995

India Bishop Cyril Baselios Malancharuvil (Cyril Baselios), O.I.C., was appointed as President of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church

1994.10.10

India Archbishop Benedict Varghese Gregorios Thangalathil, O.I.C., Metropolitan of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), passed away at 78

1989

India Archbishop Benedict Varghese Gregorios Thangalathil, O.I.C., resigned as President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

1988.08.06

India Fr. Geevarghese Timotheos Chundevalel was consecrated as Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India)

1988.04.30

India Fr. Geevarghese Timotheos Chundevalel was elected Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India)

1988

India Archbishop Benedict Varghese Gregorios Thangalathil, O.I.C., Metropolitan of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India), was appointed as President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

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