Jacob Angadiath

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Jacob Angadiath
Bishop Emeritus of Syro-Malabar Diocese of Chicago
ChurchSyro-Malabar Catholic Church
DioceseSyro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of St. Thomas of Chicago
AppointedMarch 13, 2001
InstalledJuly 1, 2001
RetiredJuly 3, 2022
PredecessorFirst Eparch
SuccessorMar Joy Alappatt
OrdinationJanuary 5, 1972
ConsecrationJuly 1, 2001
by Varkey Vithayathil, Joseph Pallikaparampil, and Kuriakose Kunnacherry
Personal details
Born (1945-09-26) September 26, 1945 (age 78)
Previous post(s)Vicar
MottoTo love, to serve
Styles of
Jacob Angadiath
Reference style
Spoken styleMar
Religious styleEparch

Mar Jacob Angadiath (born September 26, 1945) is an Indian prelate of the Catholic Church; he was serving as the first bishop of the St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago from July 2001 until his retirement on July 3, 2022.[1]


Angadiath was born on October 26, 1945 at Periappuram in the princely 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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