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
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Madurai
Area 8,910 km2 (3,440 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
145,000 (7%)
Parishes 67
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of Our Lady of Dolours (St. Mary's Cathedral) in Madurai
Patron saint St John de Brito
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Anthony Pappusamy
Vicar General Jeyaraj J.
Episcopal Vicars John Diraviam M.
Official website

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


  • 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


Suffragan dioceses[edit]


  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-08-12. Retrieved 2014-08-11. 
  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