Diocese of

Kottapuram

India India

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Kottapuram / Kottapuramen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Verapoly

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Thomas

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History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2023.11.30 – ...):Bishop Ambrose Puthenveettil (56)Bishop Ambrose Puthenveettil (56)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Kottapuram (Roman Rite)

Bishop Ambrose Puthenveettil (56)Bishop Ambrose Puthenveettil (56)
(2023.11.30 – ...)

Bishop of Kottapuram (India)

Born:1967.08.21 (Palliport, India)
Ordained Priest:1995.06.11
Consecrated Bishop:2024.01.20

Priest of Kottapuram (India) (1995.06.11 – 2023.11.30)

Bishop of Kottapuram (India) (2023.11.30 – ...)

Bishop Alex Joseph Vadakumthala (64)Bishop Alex Joseph Vadakumthala (64)
(Apostolic Administrator 2023.05.01 – 2023.11.30)

Bishop Joseph Karikkassery (78)Bishop Joseph Karikkassery (78)
(2010.12.18 – 2023.05.01)

Bishop emeritus of Kottapuram (India)

To live and give the good news

Born:1946.02.13 (Karthedom, India)
Ordained Priest:1973.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:2006.12.28

Priest of Verapoly (India) (1973.12.19 – 2006.11.25)

Titular Bishop of Capo della Foresta (2006.11.25 – 2010.12.18)

Auxiliary Bishop of Verapoly (India) (2006.11.25 – 2010.12.18)

Bishop of Kottapuram (India) (2010.12.18 – 2023.05.01)

Archbishop Francis Kallarakal (82)Archbishop Francis Kallarakal (82)
(Apostolic Administrator 2010.04.11 – 2010.12.18)

Archbishop Francis Kallarakal (82)Bishop Francis Kallarakal (82) (later Archbishop)
(1987.07.03 – 2010.02.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Verapoly (India)

For the service of God and people

Born:1941.10.10 (Kottapuram, India)
Ordained Priest:1968.06.29
Consecrated Bishop:1987.10.04

Priest of Verapoly (India) (1968.06.29 – 1987.07.03)

Bishop of Kottapuram (India) (1987.07.03 – 2010.02.20)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Verapoly (India) (2010.02.20 – 2016.10.31)

Apostolic Administrator of Kottapuram (India) (2010.04.11 – 2010.12.18)

Special Churches

Calicut (↑), Sultanpet (↗), Verapoly (↓), Cochin (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 3,300 km²

Population: 99,000 Catholics (2.7% of 3,680,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 58 parishes

Personnel: 169 priests (128 diocesan, 41 religious), 322 religious (78 brothers, 244 sisters), 27 seminarians

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Last updated on 2024.05.29

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