Syro-Malankara Catholic Major Archeparchy of Trivandrum

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Major Archdiocese of Thiruvananthapuram
Catholicate Centre.jpg
The Catholicate Centre in Thiruvananthapuram, which
houses the Major Archiepiscopal Curia
Location
Metropolitan Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala, India
Statistics
Parishes 81
Members 219,437
Information
Denomination Eastern Catholic
Rite Syro-Malankara Rite
Cathedral St. Mary's Malankara Syrian Catholic Cathedral, Pattom, Thiruvananthapuram
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
Website
catholicate.net

The Syro-Malankara Catholic Major Archeparchy of Thiruvananthapuram is a Major Archdiocese of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in Thiruvananthapuram, 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, Thiruvananthapuram.

History[edit]

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

Bishops[edit]

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

Statistics[edit]

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]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archeparchy of Thiruvananthapuram (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.

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