Kottayam Archeparchy

Mar Mathew Moolakkatt O.S.B.
Bishop of Kottayam
Mar Jose Pandarasseril
Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam

Deceased Bishops

Mar Kuriakose Kunnacherry
Archbishop Emeritus of Kottayam
Mar Thomas Tharayil
Bishop of Kottayam (1951 - 1974)
Mar Alexander Choolaparamabil
Bishop of Kottayam (1923 - 1951)
Mar Mathew Makil
Vicar Apostolic of Kottayam (1911 - 1914)
Mar Charles Lavinge SJ
Vicar Apostolic of Kottayam (1887 - 1896)


The Eparchy of Kottayam was erected exclusively for the Southist (Knanaya) Catholics in 1911 by the Apostolic letter.In Universi Christiani by Pope Pius X. The Knanaya Community traces its origin from a group of Jewish-Christian emigrants from Southern Mesopotamia to the South Indian port of Cranganore in AD 345, who formed themselves into an endogamous community. On May 09, 2005 the Major Archbishop issued the Decree.The Eparchy of Kottayam elevating it to the rank of a Metropolitan See without a suffragan eparchy.

Dioceses At a Glance

Tuesday: 6.30 am


Catholic Metropolitan's House, P.B No. 71, Kottayam
Phone : 0481-2563527, 2300453, 2300454
Fax      : 0481-2563327
Web    : kottayamad.org
Email      :  Email Address

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