Church in Kerala


The Kerala Catholic Bishops Council (KCBC)

  President : His Eminence Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos
Vice President : Archbishop Mar Joseph Perumthottam
Secretary : Bishop Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil
Address: Pastoral Orientation Centre, Kochi 682 025, 0484-2805722, 2805815
E.mail:kcbc@ipath.net.in  2368214(Fax)
 

Common Concerns

    1.1.1 Pastoral Orientation Centre (POC)(1967) 
Kochi 0484-2805722, F.2338214
Publications : Moral Science Text Books; Talent (Monthly) 2336227

1.1.2 Cherupushpa Mission League (CML) (1947)
Mathrubhavan, Bharananganam, 686578 04822-236381  

1.1.3 Kerala Catholic Students League (KCSL),(1917)
K.C.S.L Central office P.O.C Palarivattam Kochi, P. B. 2251 Ph. 0484-2807289

1.1.4 Kerala Catholic Youth Movement (KCYM)
T.A. Beerankunju Road Kochi-18 Ernakulam 0484-2383209

1.1.5.Catholic Students Movement (CSM)
S.B. College Changanacherry 0481-2420211

1.1.6 Kerala Vocation Service Centre
Pala 04822-237105

1.1.7 Jesus Fraternity 
P.O.C. P.B. 2251 Kochi 0484-2332669, 2344722

1.1.8 Kerala Catholic Council 

1.1.9 Kerala Catholic Federation

1.1.10 Dalith Catholic Mahajana Sabha (DCMS)
Shalom Pastoral Centre, Pala 686575 04822-212740

1.1.11 Kerala Social Service Forum 
AMOS P.B. 615 Kottayam 686001 0481-2594802, 2594803 1.1.13 KCBC Madhya Virudha Samithi
P.O.C. Kochi, 0484-2805722, 2338214 (F) 1.1.14 Indian National Farmers Movement (INFAM)
M.C. Road Angamaly 686572. Ph. 0484-2459884  

1.Syro Malabar Church

 

The Syro-Malabar Church is an Apostolic Church which traces its origin to the Apostolate of St. Thomaswho, according to the tradition, landed at Cranganore in 52 AD and founded seven Christian communities at Palayur, Cranganore, Kokkamangalam, Kottakavu (Parur), Quilon, Niranam, and Chayal. It is one of the 22 sui iuris Oriental Churches in Catholic Communion with its own particular characteristics expressed in worship, spirituality, theology and disciplinary laws.

2.Syro Malankara Church

  Province of Thiruvananthapuram
    2.1 Thiruvananthapuram Metropolitan (1932)(236,200) 
Thiruvananthapuram - 695 004
Archbishop Baselios cardinal Cleemis Catholicos 0471-2541642, 2541642, 2540446, 2541635 (F)
Email : majorarchbishop@hotmail.com
Website: archdioceseoftrivandrum.org        
Auxiliary Bishops: Bishops Samuel Mar Ireneos, Thomas Mar Anthonios(Curia)

2.2 Thiruvalla (1932, 53, 750) 
Marygiri - 689 101 0469/2730821,2730620, 2635204, 2700822(F)
E.mail: diotvla@hotmail.com
Bishop: Philipose mar Stephanose
Bishop Emeritus: Bishop Geevarghese Mar Thimotheus 


2.3 Bathery (1978, Cath. pop. 20,530) 
Bathery- 673 592 
Bishop Joseph Mar THomas 04936-620207, Fax:621287
Vicar General: Msgr. Thomas Cheruvupurayidathil 

2.4 Marthandam (1997, 25000)
Bishop Vincent Mar Paulose 04651-270180
E.Mail: bpdiomar@techpark.net 
Vicar General : Msgr. Joseph Plankala 

2.5. Moovattupuzha (2003)
Bishop Abraham mar Julios
St. Josephs Catholic Church, Vazhappilly, Mudavoor P.O, 686 669
Moovattupuzha, Ernakulam
Telephone & Fax 0485-2812650
E-mail: markoorilos@hotmail.com
Vicar General: John Varghese Isvarankudy

3.The Latin Hierarchy

  Province of Varapuzha
    3.1. Varapuzha Archd. (1709) (236,253) 
Ernakulam, Kochi - 682 031
Abp. Daniel Acharuparampil O.C.D 0484-2372892, 2360988, Fax. 2360911
E.mail: vpoly@vsnl.com  
Vicar General: Msgr. Sebastian Luis
Archbishop Emeritus : Cornelius Elanjickal 

3.2 Kochi (1882) (164,234) 
Kochi - 682 001 
Bishop John Thattumkal 0484-2215400, 2215401, 2215402, 2215403, Fax: 2215404
E.mail: bishop@cochindiocese.org 
Vicar General :Mgr. Peter Thykoottathil

3.3 Kollam (1886) (199,645) 
Kollam -691007
Bishop Stanely Roman 0474-2796140, 2796688(Bp),2791840, Fax:2741762
E-mail: stanrom@satyam.net.in 
Vicar General : Msgr. David Kandathil
Bishop Emeritus: Joseph G. Fernandez 

3.4 Kozhikode(1923) (25, 610)
Malaparamba- 676 009
Bishop: Rt. Rev. Joseph Kalathiparampil
E-mail: calicut_diocese@yahoo.com 
Bishop Emeritus: Maxwell Noronha 0495-2370313, 2372577, Fax: 2370271
Vicar General : Msgr. Joseph John Valendar 

3.5 Vijayapuram (1930) (86, 305) 
Kottayam 686 003
Bishop:Rt. Rev. Peter Thuruthikonam 0481-2563747, Fax: 2565863
E-mail: curiavbh@sify.com 
Vicar General : Msgr. Joseph Mariadas 

3.6 Thiruvananthapuram (1937) (250, 000) 
Kawadiar- 695 003
Bishop Maria Calist Soosai Pakiam 0471-2724001, 2724002, 2724003,Fax:2725001
E-mail: bpsoosa@md4.vsnl.net.in 
Vicar General : Msgr. M. Joseph 

3.7 Alappuzha (1952) (135, 000) 
Alappuzha 688 001
Bishop Stephen Athipozhiyil 0477-2243363, Fax: 2243362
Vicar General: Msgr. Varghese Puthenpurackal 2244011
Email : bpstepn@vsnl.net.in 
Bishop Emeritus: Peter Chenaparampil 

3.8 Punalur (1986) (34, 801)
Punalur - 691 305
Bishop Mathias Kappil 0475-2225419, 2227283,Fax: 2222240 
E-mail: fr_stephen@styam.net.in  
Vicar General: Msgr. Felix Arickaruparampil 

3.9 Kottapuram (1987) (72, 963) 
Kottapuram - 680 667
Bishop Francis Kallarackal 0480-2802165, Fax:2802865
E-mail: kotapuram_bp@satyam.net.in   
Vicar General: Msgr. Thomas Polerickal 

3.10 Neyyattinkara (1996) (150 000) 
Neyyattinkara - 695 121
Bishop Vincent Samuel 0471-2223133, 2220693, Fax: 2222262
E-mail: ntabishopshouse@yahoo.com 
Vicar General : Mgr. S. Thomas 

3.11 Kannoor (1998) (30 000) 
Kannoor - 670 013
Bishop Varghese Chackalackal 0497-2729966,2729977, 2729988 Fax: 2729955
E-mail: cnn_diocese@sancharnet.in  
Vicar General: Msgr. George Pius
 

Population

    Total population :   3,18,41,374
   
Catholics  Provinces  Dioceses  Population
Latin Rite 2 11 1,482,973
Malankara Rite  1 05 402,702
Syro-Malabar Rite 4 13+2 3,628,358
Total 7 29+2 5,514,028



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