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Syro-Malankar Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Tiruvalla

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Syro-Malankar (Antiochian)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Tiruvalla / Tiruvallen(sis) (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Bathery, Moovatupuzha, Puthur

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

Special Churches

Moovatupuzha (↑), Puthur (↗), Pathanamthitta (↘), Mavelikkara (↓)

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2007.03.26 – ...):Archbishop Thomas Koorilos Chakkalapadickal (64)Archbishop Thomas Koorilos Chakkalapadickal (64)

Secretary of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Tiruvalla (Syro-Malankar Rite)

Archbishop Thomas Koorilos Chakkalapadickal (64)Archbishop Thomas Koorilos Chakkalapadickal (64)
(2007.03.26 – ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India)
Secretary of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church

Born:1958.10.19 (Kaddapra Mannar, India)
Ordained Priest:1985.12.30
Consecrated Bishop:1997.07.17

Titular Bishop of Tigisi in Mauretania (1997.05.09 – 2003.01.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India) (1997.05.09 – 2003.01.15)

Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India) (2003.01.15 – 2007.03.26)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India) (2007.03.26 – ...)

Secretary of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church (2013 – ...)

Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (63)Major Archbishop Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal) (63) (later Cardinal)
(2006.05.15 – 2007.02.10)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio VII
Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India)
President of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church

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Born:1959.06.15 (Nedungadappally, India)
Ordained Priest:1986.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:2001.08.15
Created Cardinal:2012.11.24

Titular Bishop of Chayal of the Syro-Malankars (2001.06.18 – 2003.09.11)

Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India) (2001.06.18 – 2003.09.11)

Apostolic Visitator in North America of the Syro-Malankars (2001.06.18 – 2003.09.11)

Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars (2001.06.18 – 2003.09.11)

Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India) (2003.09.11 – 2006.05.15)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India) (2006.05.15 – 2007.02.10)

Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India) ([2007.02.08] 2007.02.10 – ...)

President of Synod of the Syro-Malankarese Church (2007.02.10 – ...)

Second Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2008.02.19 – 2010.03.01)

Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2010.03.01 – 2014.02.12)

Cardinal-Priest of S. Gregorio VII (2012.11.24 [2013.05.19] – ...)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2014.02.12 – 2018.02.09)

Bishops of Tiruvalla (Syro-Malankar Rite)

Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (63)Bishop Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal (63) (later Cardinal)
(2003.09.11 – 2006.05.15)

(see above)

Bishop Geevarghese Timotheos Chundevalel
(1988.04.30 – 2003.03.29)

Born:1928.02.02 (Amayannoor, India)
Ordained Priest:1953.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1988.08.06
Died:2019.06.04 (Tiruvalla, India † 91)

Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India) (1988.04.30 – 2003.03.29)

Bishop Isaac Mar Youhanon Koottaplakil
(1978.10.28 – 1987.04.28)

Born:1930.07.01 (India)
Ordained Priest:1954.12.07
Consecrated Bishop:1978.12.28
Died:1987.04.28 († 56)

Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India) (1978.10.28 – 1987.04.28)

Bishop Athanasios Cheriyan Polachirakal
(1955.01.27 – 1977.09.29)

Born:1909.02.19 (India)
Ordained Priest:1946.08.24
Consecrated Bishop:1954.04.22
Died:1977.09.29 († 68)

Titular Bishop of Sarepta (1953.12.31 – 1955.01.27)

Auxiliary Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India) (1953.12.31 – 1955.01.27)

Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India) (1955.01.27 – 1977.09.29)

Bishop Severios Giuseppe Valakuzhyil
(1950.07.25 – 1955.01.18)

Born:1894.04.07 (India)
Ordained Priest:1929.01.08
Died:1955.01.18 († 60)

Titular Bishop of Ingila (1938.08.29 – 1950.07.25)

Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India) (1950.07.25 – 1955.01.18)

Bishop Jacob Abraham Theophilos Kalapurakal
(1932.06.11 – 1950.07.25)

Born:1891.02.20 (India)
Ordained Priest:1924
Consecrated Bishop:1929.02.16
Died:1956.06.27 († 65)

Titular Bishop of Arad (1932.02.13 – 1932.06.11)

Bishop of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India) (1932.06.11 – 1950.07.25)

Titular Bishop of Ammædara (1950.07.25 – 1956.06.27)

Former Prelates

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Statistics

Area: 9,259 km²

Population: 40,101 Catholics (0.7% of 5,555,000 total) (2020)

Statistics: 134 parishes, 2 missions, 122 priests (104 diocesan, 18 religious), 303 lay religious (23 brothers, 280 sisters), 37 seminarians (2020)

Celebrations

Patron Saint: St. John the Evangelist, Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus

History

Last updated on 2023.02.02

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