List of Major Archbishops of the Syro-Malabar Church

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His Beatitude
Mar George Alencherry
Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church
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Church Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
Elected 24 May 2011
Installed 29 May 2011
Predecessor Mar Varkey Vithayathil
Other posts Bishop of Thuckalay (1997 - 2011)
Orders
Ordination 19 November 1972 (Priest)
Consecration 2 February 1997 (Bishop)
by Mar Joseph Powathil
Personal details
Born (1945-04-19) 19 April 1945 (age 69)
Thuruthy, Kerala, India

The Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church is the head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church and the Metropolitan of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly in Kerala, India. The Major Archbishop, a position equivalent to Patriarch and locally called as Head & Father of Syro-Malabar Catholic Church and The Gate of All India.

The archdiocese was established in 1896, when the first archbishop was appointed. In 1923 the hierarchy of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church was established, and the Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly was elevated to Major Archbishop and given authority over the whole church.

Archbishops of Ernakulam-Angamaly[edit]

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