Syro-Malankara Catholic Archeparchy of Tiruvalla

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Archdiocese of Tiruvalla
Tiruvallensis
Photo of St. John's Cathedral
St. John's Cathedral
Location
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Tiruvalla
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
5555000
37486 (0.7%)
Parishes 133
Information
Rite Syro-Malankara Rite
Established 11 June 1932
Cathedral St. John's Cathedral
Secular priests 137
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Thomas Mar Koorilos
Auxiliary Bishops Philipos Stephanos Thottathil
Website
tiruvallaarchdiocese.org

The Syro-Malankara Catholic Archeparchy of Tiruvalla is an archeparchy of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in Tiruvalla, in Kerala, India. Metropolitan Archbishop Aboon Mor Thomas Koorilos currently presides. The seat of the eparchy is at St. John's Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral in Tiruvalla, a circular edifice designed by a British architect.

History[edit]

Metropolitan Archbishop Thomas Mar Koorilos releases the Directory of Malankara Catholics in Oman

The eparchy of Tiruvalla was erected in 1932, and raised to the status of an archeparchy in 2006. Its suffragan eparchies are those of Bathery, Muvattupuzha, and Puthil.[1]

Current bishops[edit]

The Metropolitan of Tiruvalla is Thomas Mar Koorilos, appointed in 2007. Auxiliary Bishop Philippos Mar Stephanos was appointed in 2010.

Statistics[edit]

As of 2008, the archeparchy has an estimated 37,486 faithful, in 133 parishes, with 106 diocesan priests, 25 religious priests, 54 religious brothers, 267 religious sisters, and 33 seminarians.[2]

The diocese of Tiruvalla took the initiative in founding the St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, a constituent college of the University of Kottayam, which specialises in Syriac studies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archeparchy of Tiruvalla (Malankarese)". catholic-hierarchy.org. 
  2. ^ Ronald Roberson. "The Eastern Catholic Churches 2008". Catholic Near East Welfare Association. Retrieved April 26, 2010.  Information sourced from Annuario Pontificio 2008 edition.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 9°23′06″N 76°34′30″E / 9.38500°N 76.57500°E / 9.38500; 76.57500