Syro-Malankara Catholic Major Archeparchy of Trivandrum

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Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum
Catholicate Centre.jpg
The Catholicate Centre in Trivandrum, which
houses the Major Archiepiscopal Curia
Metropolitan Trivandrum, Kerala, India
Parishes 81
Members 219,437
Denomination Eastern Catholic
Rite Syro-Malankara Rite
Cathedral St. Mary's Malankara Syrian Catholic Cathedral, Pattom, Trivandrum
Co-cathedral St. Mary, Queen of Peace Basilica, Palayam, Thiruvananthapuram
Patron saint Saint Peter
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos
Auxiliary Bishops Samuel Mar Irenios

The Syro-Malankara Catholic Major Archeparchy of Trivandrum is a Major Archdiocese of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in Trivandrum, India. Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis, the Major Archbishop-Catholicos of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, presided over the Major Archdiocese as of 2014. The seat is at St. Mary's Malankara Syrian Catholic Cathedral, Pattom, Trivandrum.


The Archeparchy of Trivandrum was erected in 1932. Its suffragan eparchies and exarchies are those of Marthandom, Mavelikara, Pathanamthitta, and Exarchate of the United States.[1]


Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis, Major Archbishop of Trivandrum and Catholicos of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, was appointed Metropolitan of Trivandrum in 2007. Auxiliary Bishops Aboon Mor Samuel Irenios Kattukallil and Aboon Mor Thomas Antonios Valiyavilayil, O.I.C. were appointed in 2010.


In 2008 the archeparchy had an estimated 250,477 faithful, in 104 parishes, with 190 diocesan priests, 64 religious priests, 142 religious brothers, 721 religious sisters, and 89 seminarians.[2]


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


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Coordinates: 8°26′00″N 76°55′00″E / 8.4333°N 76.9167°E / 8.4333; 76.9167