Jacob Angadiath

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Jacob Angadiath
Bishop of SyroMalabar Diocese of Chicago
ChurchSyro-Malabar Catholic Church
DioceseSyro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of St. Thomas of Chicago
AppointedMarch 13, 2001
InstalledJuly 1, 2001
OrdinationJanuary 5, 1972
ConsecrationJuly 1, 2001
by Varkey Vithayathil, Joseph Pallikaparampil, and Kuriakose Kunnacherry
Personal details
Born (1945-09-26) September 26, 1945 (age 76)
Periappuram, Travancore, British India
Previous post(s)Vicar
MottoTo love, to serve
Styles of
Jacob Angadiath
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Reference style
Spoken styleHis Excellency
Religious styleEparch

Mar Jacob Angadiath (born September 26, 1945) is an Indian prelate of the Catholic Church; serving as the first and current bishop of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago since July 2001.[1]


Angadiath was born on October 26, 1945 at Periappuram in the princily state of Cochin (modern day Ernakulam District, Kerala) in India. He was sent to Dallas, Texas, in 1984 under the auspices of the Overseas Mission of the Syro-Malabar Church to initiate a Syro-Malabar ministry in the United States.[2]

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Catholic Church titles
Preceded by
First Eparch
Eparch of St. Thomas of Chicago
Succeeded by


  1. ^ "Bishop Jacob Angadiath". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved September 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "Bishop Mar Jacob Angadiath | St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Diocese". www.stthomasdiocese.org. Retrieved April 27, 2021.

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