Syro-Malabar Catholic Archeparchy of Thrissur

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Archeparchy of Syro-Malabar Catholic Archeparchy of Thrissur
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Location
Country India
Territory Thrissur district
Ecclesiastical province Kerala
Metropolitan Thrissur
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics

20,18,635
4,70,056
Parishes 205
Churches 254
Schools 23
Members 500,000
Information
Denomination Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
Rite East Syrian Rite
Established 1887
Cathedral Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral,
Co-cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours
Patron saint Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Andrews Thazhath, Archbishop of Thrissur
Auxiliary Bishops Bishop Raphael Thattil
Vicar General George Edakulathur
Emeritus Bishops Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy
Website
bispage.net/trichurarchdioces

The Syro Malabar Catholic Archeparchy of Thrissur, in Thrissur District of Central Kerala, India, with nearly half a million Syro Malabar Catholics now used to be the largest catholic diocese in India when it included the Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Irinjalakuda until 1978 and Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Palghat until 1973. Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Irinjalakuda, also located in Thrissur District, has over a quarter million Syro Malabar Catholics now. Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Palghat in Central Kerala extends to some regions in the neighbouring state of Tamil Nadu. In 2010, the parts of Tamil Nadu under Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Palghat were separated to another Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Ramanathapuram.

History[edit]

The diocese was founded on May 20, 1887 by Pope Pius XI by his Papal bull Quod Jam Pridem. The boundaries of diocese were from Periyar (river) in Aluva to Bharathappuzha. Later it was extended to Palakkad district and extended to Coimbatore District in Tamil Nadu and was the largest catholic diocese in India.

Parishes and population[edit]

The total number of parishes is 205. In addition, there are 52 stations in the archdiocese. The population of Syro-Malabar Catholics in Thrissur Archdiocese is over 4,75,000. There are 16 Foranes under Thrissur Archdiocese. They are:

Serial No. Forane Parishes Stations Houses Catholic Population
1 Lourde's Cathedral
17 1 11746 59539
2 Dolours' Basilica
16 0 10095 54777
3 Chelakara
11 1 1615 8080
4 Erumapetty
11 1 2452 12285
5 Kandassankadavu
13 6 6933 39781
6 Kottekad
8 2 4994 26134
7 Mattom
8 5 3761 18471
8 Ollur
14 5 1052 53211
9 Palayur
14 2 5873 29696
10 Parappur
7 5 3783 17685
11 Pattikad
12 0 2609 13735
12 Pazhuvil
12 4 4425 24892
13 Pudukad
18 4 11038 61064
14 Puthur
10 0 3232 16040
15 Velur
13 2 3775 18528
16 Wadakkanchery
13 1 5174 26872

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Vicars Apostolic[edit]

Bishops[edit]

Archbishops[edit]

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