Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madurai

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Archdiocese of Madurai

Archidioecesis Madhuraiensis

மதுரை உயர்மறை
St. Mary's Cathedral Madurai.jpg
Cathedral of St Mary in Madurai
Location
CountryIndia
Ecclesiastical provinceMadurai
Statistics
Area8,910 km2 (3,440 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
2,068,000
145,000 (7%)
Parishes67
Information
RiteLatin Rite
CathedralCathedral of Our Lady of Dolours (St. Mary's Cathedral) in Madurai
Patron saintSt John de Brito
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Metropolitan ArchbishopAnthony Pappusamy
Vicar GeneralJeyaraj J.
Episcopal VicarsJohn Diraviam M.
Website
Official website

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madurai (Latin: Madhuraien(sis)) is an archdiocese located in the city of Madurai in India.

History[edit]

  • January 8, 1938: Established as the Diocese of Madura from the Diocese of Trichinopoly
  • October 21, 1950: Renamed as Diocese of Madurai
  • September 9, 1953: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Madurai

Leadership[edit]

Suffragan dioceses[edit]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-11.CS1 maint: Archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ "Archbishop Antony Pappusamy". Catholic Hierarchy. Retrieved 18 June 2017.
  3. ^ "Archbishop Pappusamy". Archdiocese of Madurai. UCAN Directory. Retrieved 18 June 2017.

Coordinates: 9°54′49″N 78°07′33″E / 9.9136°N 78.1257°E / 9.9136; 78.1257