Metropolitan Archdiocese of

Trivandrum

India India

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Metropolitan Archdiocese Metr. Archdiocese

Name: Trivandrum / Thiruvananthapuram / Trivandren(sis) Latinorum (Latin)

Suffragan Sees: Alleppey, Neyyattinkara, Punalur, Quilon

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Thรฉrรจse of the Child Jesus

Liturgical Calendar (National) ๐Ÿ“…

History

Papal Visits

Present Prelates

Metropolitan Archbishop (2022.02.02 โ€“ ...):Archbishop Thomas Jessayyan Netto (59)Archbishop Thomas Jessayyan Netto (59)
Auxiliary Bishop (2016.02.02 โ€“ ...):Bishop Christudas Rajappan (52)Bishop Christudas Rajappan (52)

Titular Bishop of Avitta Bibba

Ordinaries

Metropolitan Archbishops of Trivandrum (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Thomas Jessayyan Netto (59)Archbishop Thomas Jessayyan Netto (59)
(2022.02.02 โ€“ ...)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Trivandrum (India)

Prรฆdicare evangelium pro pauperibus misit me

Born:1964.12.29 (Puthiyathura, India)
Ordained Priest:1989.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:2022.03.19

Priest of Trivandrum (India) (1989.12.19 โ€“ 2022.02.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Trivandrum (India) (2022.02.02 โ€“ ...)

Archbishop Maria Callist Soosa Pakiam (77)Archbishop Maria Callist Soosa Pakiam (77)
(2004.06.03 โ€“ 2022.02.02)

Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Trivandrum (India)

Mercy and peace

Born:1946.03.11 (Marthandonthura, India)
Ordained Priest:1969.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1990.02.02

Priest of Trivandrum (India) (1969.12.20 โ€“ 1989.11.10)

Coadjutor Bishop of Trivandrum (India) (1989.11.10 โ€“ 1991.01.31)

Bishop of Trivandrum (India) (1991.01.31 โ€“ 2004.06.03)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Trivandrum (India) (2004.06.03 โ€“ 2022.02.02)

Bishops of Trivandrum (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Maria Callist Soosa Pakiam (77)Bishop Maria Callist Soosa Pakiam (77) (later Archbishop)
(1991.01.31 โ€“ 2004.06.03)

(see above)

Bishop Benedict Jacob Acharuparambil, O.F.M. Cap.
(1979.08.03 โ€“ 1991.01.31)

Born:1919.04.16 (India)
Ordained Priest:1945.03.17
Consecrated Bishop:1979.10.07
Died:1995.08.13 (โ€  76)

Bishop of Trivandrum (India) (1979.08.03 โ€“ 1991.01.31)

Bishop Peter B. Pereira
(1966.10.01 โ€“ 1978.06.13)

Born:1917.06.21 (India)
Ordained Priest:1944.03.25
Consecrated Bishop:1955.08.24
Died:1978.06.13 (โ€  60)

Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum (India) (1955.05.05 โ€“ 1961)

Titular Bishop of Urusi (1955.05.05 โ€“ 1966.10.01)

Coadjutor Bishop of Trivandrum (India) (1961 โ€“ 1966.10.01)

Bishop of Trivandrum (India) (1966.10.01 โ€“ 1978.06.13)

Bishop Vincent Victor Dereere, O.C.D.
(1937.07.01 โ€“ 1966.10.01)

Born:1880.02.12 (Belgium)
Ordained Priest:1905.06.17
Consecrated Bishop:1936.05.17
Died:1973.12.31 (โ€  93)

Bishop of Quilon (India) (1936.02.10 โ€“ 1937.07.01)

Bishop of Trivandrum (India) (1937.07.01 โ€“ 1966.10.01)

Titular Bishop of Ibora (1966.10.24 โ€“ 1973.12.31)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Quilon (โ†–), Punalur (โ†‘), Neyyattinkara (โ†’)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 686 kmยฒ

Population: 303,000 Catholics (11.7% of 2,594,000 total)

Pastoral Centres: 90 parishes, 3 missions

Personnel: 302 priests (159 diocesan, 143 religious), 979 religious (271 brothers, 708 sisters), 63 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.02.22

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