Syro-Malankar Diocese of

Moovatupuzha

India India

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Syro-Malankar (Antiochian)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Moovatupuzha / Muvattupuzha / Muvattupuzhen(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Tiruvalla

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Mary, Mother of God

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.06.11 – ...):Bishop Yoohanon Theodosius Kochuthundil (65)Bishop Yoohanon Theodosius Kochuthundil (65)

Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars

Ordinaries

Bishops of Moovatupuzha (Syro-Malankar Rite)

Bishop Yoohanon Theodosius Kochuthundil (65)Bishop Yoohanon Theodosius Kochuthundil (65)
(2019.06.11 – ...)

Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India)
Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars

God’s mercy is sovereign

Born:1959.04.08 (Puthussery Bhagon, India)
Ordained Priest:1985.12.22
Consecrated Bishop:2017.09.21

Priest of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankars (India) (1985.12.22 – 2017.08.05)

Titular Bishop of Thuburbo maius (2017.08.05 – 2018.04.10)

Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malankars (2017.08.05 – 2018.04.10)

Apostolic Visitator in Oceania of the Syro-Malankars (2017.08.05 – 2023.07.15)

Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malankars (2017.08.05 – ...)

Coadjutor Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India) (2018.04.10 – 2019.06.11)

Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India) (2019.06.11 – ...)

Bishop Abraham Julios Kackanatt (79)Bishop Abraham Julios Kackanatt (79)
(2008.01.18 – 2019.06.11)

Bishop emeritus of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India)

Born:1944.06.10 (Kallooppara, India)
Ordained Priest:1970.10.10
Consecrated Bishop:2008.02.09

Priest of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India) (1970.10.10 – 2008.01.18)

Bishop of Moovatupuzha of the Syro-Malankars (India) (2008.01.18 – 2019.06.11)

Archbishop Thomas Koorilos Chakkalapadickal (65)Bishop Thomas Koorilos Chakkalapadickal (65) (later Archbishop)
(2003.01.15 – 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

Priest of Tiruvalla of the Syro-Malankars (India) (1985.12.30 – 1997.05.09)

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 – ...)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Bathery (↑), Tiruvalla (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 36,000 km²

Population: 15,248 Catholics (0.9% of 1,743,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 73 parishes

Personnel: 59 priests (55 diocesan, 4 religious), 87 religious (4 brothers, 83 sisters), 7 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.04.14

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