Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Ramanathapuram

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Diocese of Roman Catholic Diocese of Coimbatore
Country India
Territory Coimbatore
Ecclesiastical province Archdiocese of Palaakad
Coordinates Coordinates: 12°59′34″N 77°36′41″E / 12.9926881°N 77.6112872°E / 12.9926881; 77.6112872
Parishes 128
Denomination Roman Catholic
Rite Syro Malabar Rite
Cathedral Holy Trinity Cathedral,Coimbatore
Secular priests 1632
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Archbishop Mar Paul Alappatt

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Ramanathapuram is situated in Ramanathapuram city in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. The Diocese includes Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode and Karur districts. The Diocese of Ramanathapuram was created by bifurcating Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Palghat. The present Bishop of Ramanathapuram is Monsignor Paul Alappat. Holy Trinity Church, Ramanathapuram is the cathedral of the Diocese and the bishop residence is also at Ramanathapuram. The diocese is a suffragan diocese of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Thrissur. The diocese was created by Mar Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil, by his decree on January 18, 2010. The Diocese has an area of 18,525 km2 with a total population of 89, 24,717 of which around 15,694 are Syro-Malabar Catholics.[1] [2]


  1. ^ "Inauguration of the Eparchy of Ramanathapuram on April 11". Chennai, India: The Hindu. April 7, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  2. ^ "3 bishops for Syro-Malabar Church from Thrissur". Chennai, India: The Hindu. January 19, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-04.