Syro-Malabar Church

Recent Appointments of Bishops

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2024.01.13

India Bishop Joseph Kollamparambil, Auxiliary Bishop of Shamshabad of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Archiepiscopal Administrator of Shamshabad of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2024.01.09

India Bishop Raphael Thattil, Bishop of Shamshabad of the Syro-Malabars (India), was elected Major Archbishop of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India) and President of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church

India Bishop Sebastian Vaniyapurackal resigned as Major Archiepiscopal Administrator of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2023.12.07

Australia Bishop Bosco Puthur was appointed as Apostolic Administrator of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Cardinal George Alencherry resigned as Major Archbishop of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India) and President of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church

India Archbishop Andrews Thazhath resigned as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Sebastian Vaniyapurackal, Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malabars, was appointed as Major Archiepiscopal Administrator of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2023.11.05

India Fr. Mathew Nellikunnel, C.S.T., was consecrated as Bishop of Gorakhpur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2023.08.26

India Fr. Mathew Nellikunnel, C.S.T., was elected Bishop of Gorakhpur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Thomas Thuruthimattam, C.S.T., resigned as Bishop of Gorakhpur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2023.05.31

Australia Fr. John Panamthottathil, C.M.I., was consecrated as Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the Syro-Malabars (Australia)

2023.03.18

India Archbishop Joseph Powathil, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 92

2023.01.14

Australia Fr. John Panamthottathil, C.M.I., was elected Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the Syro-Malabars (Australia)

Australia Bishop Bosco Puthur resigned as Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the Syro-Malabars (Australia)

2022.11.19

India Bishop Simon Stock Palathara, C.M.I., Bishop emeritus of Jagdalpur of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 87

2022.11.11

India Archbishop George Njaralakatt resigned as Second Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

India Archbishop Andrews Thazhath, Metropolitan Archbishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India) and Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

2022.11.01

India Fr. Alex Tharamangalam was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Numluli and Auxiliary Bishop of Mananthavady of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2022.10.09

India Fr. Joseph Kollamparambil was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Bencenna and Auxiliary Bishop of Shamshabad of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. Thomas Padiyath was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Mibiarca and Auxiliary Bishop of Shamshabad of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2022.08.25

India Fr. Joseph Kollamparambil, Priest of Palai of the Syro-Malabars (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Bencenna and Auxiliary Bishop of Shamshabad of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Jacob Muricken resigned as Auxiliary Bishop of Palai of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. Thomas Padiyath, Priest of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Mibiarca and Auxiliary Bishop of Shamshabad of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. Alex Tharamangalam, Priest of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Numluli and Auxiliary Bishop of Mananthavady of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2022.08.24

India Archbishop George Kocherry resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Bangladesh

2022.08

India Archbishop Joseph Pamplany, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Secretary of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church

2022.07.30

India Archbishop Antony Kariyil, C.M.I., resigned as Archiepiscopal Vicar of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Archbishop Andrews Thazhath, Metropolitan Archbishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2022.07.03

USA Bishop Joy Alappat, Titular Bishop of Bencenna and Auxiliary Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago of the Syro-Malabars (USA), was appointed as Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago of the Syro-Malabars (USA)

USA Bishop Jacob Angadiath resigned as Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Chicago of the Syro-Malabars (USA)

2022.07

India Archbishop Antony Kariyil, C.M.I., resigned as Secretary of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church

2022.01.15

India Archbishop George Njaralakatt resigned as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Joseph Pamplany, Titular Bishop of Numluli and Auxiliary Bishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India), was promoted as Metropolitan Archbishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Peter Kochupuruckal, Titular Bishop of Lares and Auxiliary Bishop of Palghat of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Bishop of Palghat of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Jacob Manathodath resigned as Bishop of Palghat of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2021.03.29

Australia Bishop Bosco Puthur resigned as Apostolic Visitator in New Zealand of the Syro-Malabars

2021.02.17

India Bishop Joseph Pastor Neelankavil, C.M.I., Bishop emeritus of Sagar of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 90

2021.02.02

India Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal, Apostolic Nuncio to Algeria, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Tunisia

2021.01.01

India Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal, Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea and Apostolic Nuncio to Solomon Islands, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Algeria

2021

India Fr. Francis Kilivallickal, C.S.T., resigned as Superior General of Congregation of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus “Little Flower”

India Fr. Jojo Varakukalayil, C.S.T., was appointed as Superior General of Congregation of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus “Little Flower”

2020.11.14

India Fr. Gheevarghese Aprem Kurisummottil was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Chayal of the Syro-Malankars and Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2020.09.08

India Archbishop Joseph Chennoth (車納德 / ジョセフ・チェノットゥ), Titular Archbishop of Milevum and Apostolic Nuncio to Japan, passed away at 76

2020.09.06

India Bishop Paul Chittilapilly, Bishop emeritus of Thamarasserry of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 86

2020.08.29

India Fr. Gheevarghese Aprem Kurisummottil, Priest of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Chayal of the Syro-Malankars and Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2020.06.18

India Fr. Peter Kochupuruckal was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Lares and Auxiliary Bishop of Palghat of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2020.05.01

India Bishop Mathew Anikuzhikattil, Bishop emeritus of Idukki of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 77

2020.01.15

India Bishop Mathew Arackal resigned as Bishop of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. Peter Kochupuruckal, Priest of Palai of the Syro-Malabars (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Lares and Auxiliary Bishop of Palghat of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Jose Pulickal, Titular Bishop of Lares and Auxiliary Bishop of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Bishop of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2019.11.01

India Fr. Vincent Nellaiparambil was consecrated as Bishop of Bijnor of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2019.10.13

India Sr. Mariam Thresia Chiramel Mankidiyan (Thresia) was canonised

2019.08.30

India Bishop Antony Kariyil, C.M.I., Bishop of Mandya of the Syro-Malabars (India) and Secretary of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church, was promoted as Archiepiscopal Vicar of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India) and Titular Archbishop of Macriana maior

India Bishop Sebastian Adayanthrath, Titular Bishop of Macriana maior and Auxiliary Bishop of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Bishop of Mandya of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. Vincent Nellaiparambil, Priest of Bijnor of the Syro-Malabars (India), was elected Bishop of Bijnor of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Jose Puthenveettil, Auxiliary Bishop of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Auxiliary Bishop of Faridabad of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop John Vadakel, C.M.I., resigned as Bishop of Bijnor of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2019.06.27

India Bishop Jacob Manathodath resigned as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2019.04.16

India Bishop Abraham D. Mattam, C.V., Bishop emeritus of Satna of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 96

2018.12.22

Canada Apostolic Exarchate of Canada (Syro-Malabar Rite) was promoted as Diocese of Mississauga (without ecclesiastical province) (Canada)

Canada Bishop Jose Kalluvelil, Titular Bishop of Tabalta and Apostolic Exarch of Canada of the Syro-Malabars (Canada), was appointed as Bishop of Mississauga of the Syro-Malabars (Canada)

2018.06.22

India Bishop Jacob Manathodath, Bishop of Palghat of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Apostolic Administrator sede plena of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2018.04.17

India Fr. James Athikalam, M.S.T., was consecrated as Bishop of Sagar of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2018.04.05

India Fr. John Nellikunnel was consecrated as Bishop of Idukki of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2018.02.09

India Archbishop George Njaralakatt, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Second Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

India Archbishop Andrews Thazhath resigned as Vice-President of Catholic Bishops’ Conference of India

2018.01.12

India Bishop Mathew Anikuzhikattil resigned as Bishop of Idukki of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. James Athikalam, M.S.T., was elected Bishop of Sagar of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Bishop Anthony Chirayath resigned as Bishop of Sagar of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. John Nellikunnel was elected Bishop of Idukki of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2017.11.22

India Fr. Sebastian Pozholiparampil (Jobby) was consecrated as Bishop of Hosur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2017.11.18

India Fr. Tony Neelankavil was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Masuccaba and Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2017.11.12

India Fr. Sebastian Vaniyapurackal was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Troina and Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malabars

2017.11.08

India Fr. Joseph Pamplany was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Numluli and Auxiliary Bishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2017.11.04

India Sr. Rani Maria Vattalil (Mariam), F.C.C., was beatified

2017.10.26

India Archbishop George Panikulam resigned as Apostolic Nuncio to Uruguay

2017.10.10

India Diocese of Hosur (Syro-Malabar Rite) was established (without ecclesiastical province) (India)

India Diocese of Shamshabad (Syro-Malabar Rite) was established (without ecclesiastical province) (India)

India Bishop Raphael Thattil, Titular Bishop of Buruni, Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India) and Apostolic Visitator in India outside the proper territory of the Syro-Malabars, was appointed as Bishop of Shamshabad of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. Sebastian Pozholiparampil (Jobby), Priest of Irinjalakuda of the Syro-Malabars (India), was elected Bishop of Hosur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2017.10.09

India Metropolitan Archdiocese of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabar Rite) lost territory to Diocese of Thuckalay (India)

2017.09.01

India Fr. Joseph Pamplany, Priest of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Numluli and Auxiliary Bishop of Tellicherry of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. Tony Neelankavil, Priest of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Masuccaba and Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India)

India Fr. Sebastian Vaniyapurackal, Priest of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Troina and Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malabars

2017.06.14

India Archbishop Kuriakose Kunnacherry, Metropolitan Archbishop emeritus of Kottayam of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 88

2017.04.23

India Fr. Thomas Tharayil (Tomy) was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Agrippias and Auxiliary Bishop of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2017.01.14

India Fr. Thomas Tharayil (Tomy), Priest of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars (India), was elected Titular Bishop of Agrippias and Auxiliary Bishop of Changanacherry of the Syro-Malabars (India)

2017

India Fr. Sebastian Thundathikunnel, C.V., was appointed as Superior General of Vincentian Congregation

India Fr. Varghese Parappuram, C.V., resigned as Superior General of Vincentian Congregation

2016.11.22

India Bishop Mathew Vattackuzhy, Bishop emeritus of Kanjirapally of the Syro-Malabars (India), passed away at 86

2016.11.01

India Fr. Stephen Chirappanath was consecrated as Titular Bishop of Slebte, Procurator at Rome of the Syro-Malabars and Apostolic Visitator in Europe of the Syro-Malabars

2016.10.09

England Fr. Joseph Srampickal (Benny Mathew) was consecrated as Bishop of Great Britain of the Syro-Malabars (England)

2016.09.21

India Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal, Apostolic Nuncio to Papua New Guinea, was appointed as Apostolic Nuncio to Solomon Islands

2016.08

Australia Bishop Bosco Puthur resigned as Secretary of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church

India Bishop Antony Kariyil, C.M.I., Bishop of Mandya of the Syro-Malabars (India), was appointed as Secretary of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church

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