Syro-Malabar Diocese of

Kanjirapally

India India

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Syro-Malabar

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kanjirapally / Kanirapallen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Changanacherry

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Blessed Virgin Mary

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2020.01.15 – ...):Bishop Jose Pulickal (59)Bishop Jose Pulickal (59)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Bishop Jose Pulickal (59)Bishop Jose Pulickal (59)
(2020.01.15 – ...)

Bishop of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Salt of the earth, light of the world

Born:1964.03.03 (Inchiyani, India)
Ordained Priest:1991.01.01
Consecrated Bishop:2016.02.04

Priest of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1991.01.01 – 2016.01.12)

Titular Bishop of Lares (2016.01.12 – 2020.01.15)

Auxiliary Bishop of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2016.01.12 – 2020.01.15)

Bishop of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2020.01.15 – ...)

Bishop Mathew Arackal (79)Bishop Mathew Arackal (79)
(2000.12.23 – 2020.01.15)

Bishop emeritus of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Fullness in life

Born:1944.12.10 (Erumely, India)
Ordained Priest:1971.03.13
Consecrated Bishop:2001.02.09

Priest of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1971.03.13 – 2000.12.23)

Bishop of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2000.12.23 – 2020.01.15)

Bishop Mathew Vattackuzhy
(1986.12.20 – 2000.12.23)

Serve in love

Born:1930.02.20 (India)
Ordained Priest:1956.06.01
Consecrated Bishop:1987.02.26
Died:2016.11.22 († 86)

Bishop of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1986.12.20 – 2000.12.23)

Bishop Joseph Powathil (later Archbishop)
(1977.02.26 – 1985.11.05)

Born:1930.08.14 (Kurumbanadam, India)
Ordained Priest:1962.10.03
Consecrated Bishop:1972.02.13
Died:2023.03.18 (Chetipuza, India † 92)

Priest of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1962.10.03 – 1972.01.07)

Titular Bishop of Cesarea Philippi (1972.01.07 – 1977.02.26)

Auxiliary Bishop of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1972.01.07 – 1977.02.26)

Bishop of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1977.02.26 – 1985.11.05)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1985.11.05 – 2007.01.22)

President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (1994 – 1998)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Changanacherry (←), Palai (↖), Idukki (↗), Thuckalay (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 1,980 km²

Population: 174,552 Catholics (11.7% of 1,497,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 148 parishes

Personnel: 824 priests (243 diocesan, 581 religious), 2,421 religious (681 brothers, 1,740 sisters), 72 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.02.22

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