Andrews Thazhath

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Mar Andrews Thazhath
ܡܵܪܝ ܐܲܢܕܪܲܝܘܿܣ ܡܸܛܪܵܦܘܿܠܝܼܛܵܐ
Metropolitan Archbishop of Thrissur
DioceseSyro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Thrissur
SeeSyro-Malabar Catholic Church
PredecessorMar Jacob Thoomkuzhy
Other post(s)Chairman & MD of Jeevan TV, President of the Oriental Canon Law Society of India, President of Kerala Catholic Bishops' Council, KCC President, CBCI Steering Committee member, Member of Central Co-ordination Committee of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment
Ordination14 March 1977
RankMetropolitan Archbishop
Personal details
Born (1951-12-13) 13 December 1951 (age 69)
Pudukkad, Thrissur, Kerala, India
DenominationSyro-Malabar Catholic Church
ResidenceCatholic Archbishop’s House, Thrissur
Alma materMangalapuzha Seminary, Pontifical Oriental Institute

Mar Andrews Thazhath
ܡܵܪܝ ܐܲܢܕܪܲܝܘܿܣ ܡܸܛܪܵܦܘܿܠܝܼܛܵܐ
is an Indian Catholic archbishop.He is the third and the present metropolitan archbishop of Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Trichur from 2007. He was nominated as the archbishop succeeding Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy on 22 January 2007 and was installed to the office on 18 March 2007 by Cardinal Mar Varkey Vithayathil.[1][2][3] Founder, father and head of Legion of Apostolic Families (LOAF). LOAF is a lay pious association of consecrated families founded by Mar Andrews Thazhath in 2009.


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  2. ^ "Thattil consecrated auxiliary bishop". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 11 April 2010. Archived from the original on 16 April 2010. Retrieved 3 January 2011.
  3. ^ "Rich tributes paid to K.N. Raj". The Hindu. Chennai, India. 3 October 2004. Archived from the original on 6 November 2004. Retrieved 3 January 2011.