Syro-Malankara Catholic Archeparchy of Tiruvalla
|Archdiocese of Tiruvalla
St. John's Cathedral
|(as of 2010)
|Established||11 June 1932|
|Cathedral||St. John's Cathedral|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||Thomas Mar Koorilos|
|Auxiliary Bishops||Philipos Stephanos Thottathil|
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Archeparchy of Tiruvalla is an archeparchy of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in Tiruvalla, in Kerala, India. Metropolitan Archbishop Aboon Mor Thomas Koorilos currently presides. The seat of the eparchy is at St. John's Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral in Tiruvalla, a circular edifice designed by a British architect.
The Metropolitan of Tiruvalla is Thomas Mar Koorilos, appointed in 2007. Auxiliary Bishop Philipose Mar Stephanos was appointed in 2010. Bishop Philipose Mar Stephanos hails from Paramel Family.
As of 2008, the archeparchy has an estimated 37,486 faithful, in 133 parishes, with 106 diocesan priests, 25 religious priests, 54 religious brothers, 267 religious sisters, and 33 seminarians.
The diocese of Tiruvalla took the initiative in founding the St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, a constituent college of the University of Kottayam, which specialises in Syriac studies.
- Archeparchy info from the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church website
- Syro-Malankara Catholic Archeparchy of Tiruvalla Official website
- About the Archeparchy