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
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Madurai
Statistics
Area 8,910 km2 (3,440 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2014)
2,068,000
145,000 (7%)
Parishes 67
Information
Rite Latin Rite
Cathedral Cathedral of St Mary in Madurai
Patron saint St John de Brito
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Metropolitan Archbishop Anthony Pappusamy
Vicar General Z. Joseph Selvaraj
Episcopal Vicars Dr. M. John Diraviam
Website
Website of the Diocese

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]

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