Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore
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|Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore
Archidioecesis Madraspolitanus et Meliaporensis
|Ecclesiastical province||Madras and Mylapore|
|Area||3,160 km2 (1,220 sq mi)|
|(as of 2004)
|Established||13th November 1952 (Papal Bull, ‘Ex Primaevae Ecclesiae’ by Pope Pius XII)|
|Cathedral||St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, Santhome|
|Co-cathedral||St. Mary of the Angels Co-Cathedral, Georgetown|
|Metropolitan Archbishop||George Antonysamy|
|Emeritus Bishops||Malayappan Chinnappa (2005-2012)|
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore/Madras and Myliapor (Latin: Madraspolitan(us) et Meliaporen(sis)) is an archdiocese based in the city of Madras (now Chennai), in India. It took also the name of the ancient diocese of Mylapore, now a suburb of Chennai.
- January 9, 1606: erection of the diocese of Mylapore by pope Paul V by agreement with the king of Portugal who received power to appoint bishops and priests and, in a generall way, to look after the evangelization of the area (Padroado system and jurisdiction)
- 1642: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Fort Saint George from the Diocese of São Tomé of Meliapore
- 1832: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Madras
- September 1, 1886: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Madras
- October 10, 1950: The Padroado system is cancelled. The Diocese of Mylapore comes under the jurisdiction of the 'Propaganda Fide'.
- November 13, 1952: Mylapore and Madras are merged into the renamed 'Metropolitan Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore' (Bull Ex primaevae ecclesiae of Pius XII).
- Archbishops of Madras and Mylapore (Latin Rite)
- Archbishop George Antonysamy (November 21, 2012 – present); formerly, Apostolic Nuncio (Liberia, Gambia, & Sierra Leone)
- Archbishop Malayappan Chinnappa, S.D.B. (April 1, 2005 – November 21, 2012)
- Archbishop James Masilamony Arul Das (May 11, 1994 – August 30, 2004)
- Archbishop Casimir Gnanadickam, S.J. (January 26, 1987 – November 10, 1993)
- Archbishop Anthony Rayappa Arulappa (February 1, 1966 – January 26, 1987)
- Archbishop Louis Mathias, S.D.B. (November 13, 1952 – August 2, 1965)
- Metropolitan Archbishops of Madras (Latin Rite)
- Vicars Apostolic of Madras (Roman Rite)
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