Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore

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Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore
Archidioecesis Madraspolitanus et Meliaporensis
சென்னை-மயிலை உயர்மறைமாவட்டம்
St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, The Mother Church of the Archdiocese
Location
Country India
Territory Tamil Nadu
Ecclesiastical province Madras and Mylapore
Statistics
Area 3,160 km2 (1,220 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2004)
6,984,614
343,103 (4.9%)
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Established 13th November 1952 (Papal Bull, ‘Ex Primaevae Ecclesiae’ by Pope Pius XII)
Cathedral St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, Santhome
Co-cathedral St. Mary of the Angels Co-Cathedral, Georgetown
Secular priests 152
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop George Antonysamy
Emeritus Bishops Malayappan Chinnappa Archbishop Emeritus (2005-2012)

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore/Madras and Myliapor (Latin: Madraspolitan(us) et Meliaporen(sis)) is an archdiocese based in the city of Madras (now Chennai), in India. It took also the name of the ancient diocese of Mylapore, now a suburb of Chennai.[1]

History[edit]

  • January 9, 1606: erection of the diocese of Mylapore by pope Paul V by agreement with the king of Portugal who received power to appoint bishops and priests and, in a generall way, to look after the evangelization of the area (Padroado system and jurisdiction)
  • 1642: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Fort Saint George from the Diocese of São Tomé of Meliapore
  • 1832: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Madras
  • September 1, 1886: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Madras
  • October 10, 1950: The Padroado system is cancelled. The Diocese of Mylapore comes under the jurisdiction of the 'Propaganda Fide'.
  • November 13, 1952: Mylapore and Madras are merged into the renamed 'Metropolitan Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore' (Bull Ex primaevae ecclesiae of Pius XII).

Leadership[edit]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Translator". Microsofttranslator.com. Retrieved 2014-03-02. 

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