Syro-Malabar Diocese of

Kothamangalam

India India

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Syro-Malabar

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kothamangalam / Kothamangalamen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Ernakulam–Angamaly

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Immaculate Heart of Mary

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2013.01.10 – ...):Bishop George Madathikandathil (68)Bishop George Madathikandathil (68)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kothamangalam (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Bishop George Madathikandathil (68)Bishop George Madathikandathil (68)
(2013.01.10 – ...)

Bishop of Kothamangalam of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Love never ends

Born:1956.05.09 (Purapuzha, India)
Ordained Priest:1980.12.23
Consecrated Bishop:2013.02.09

Priest of Kothamangalam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1980.12.23 – 2013.01.10)

Bishop of Kothamangalam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2013.01.10 – ...)

Bishop George Punnakottil (87)Bishop George Punnakottil (87)
(1977.02.26 – 2013.01.10)

Bishop emeritus of Kothamangalam of the Syro-Malabars (India)
former Second Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

By his grace

Born:1936.09.13 (Thazhuvamkunnu, India)
Ordained Priest:1961.10.18
Consecrated Bishop:1977.04.24

Bishop of Kothamangalam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1977.02.26 – 2013.01.10)

Second Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India (2010.03.01 – 2013.01.10)

Bishop Matthew Pothanamuzhi
(1956.07.29 – 1977.02.26)

Born:1903.12.22 (India)
Ordained Priest:1932.10.02
Consecrated Bishop:1956.11.18
Died:1982.02.06 († 78)

Bishop of Kothamangalam of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1956.07.29 – 1977.02.26)

Special Churches

Ernakulam–Angamaly (←), Irinjalakuda (↖), Idukki (↘), Palai (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 1,840 km²

Population: 217,745 Catholics (25.4% of 856,262 total)

Pastoral Centres: 120 parishes

Personnel: 476 priests (354 diocesan, 122 religious), 2,434 religious (184 brothers, 2,250 sisters), 51 seminarians

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Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.05.26

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