Mananthavady Eparchy

Mar Jose Porunnedom
Bishop of Manathavady

Deceased Bishops

Mar Emmanuel Pothanamuzhy CMI
Biship of Manathavady (1997-2003)


The Eparchy of Mananthavady was erected by His Holiness Pope Paul VI, by the Bull Quanta Gloria of March 1, 1973 bifurcating the vast diocese of Tellicherry. The dioceses of Tellicherry and Mananthavady were erected for the migrated people from the central Kerala. The diocese of Mananthavady comprises of the civil districts of Wayanad and parts of the civil districts of Malapuram and Kannur in Kerala, the Nilgiris district in Tamilnadu. The Eparchy has an era of approximately 13036 sq.kms and a population of 171200 Syrian Catholics. At present there are 145 parishes.

Dioceses At a Glance

Patron St. Mary
Date of Erection 01 March 1973
Bishop Mar. Jose Porunnedom
Date of Birth 13 March 1956
Date of ordination 22 December 1982
Date of Episcopal Ordination 15 May 2004
Email of the Bishop
Address of the Eparchy

Bishop's house, P B No. 1

Mananthavadi 670 645

kerala, India


04935 240735,240745

Fax 04935 240265
E-mail of the Diocese
Protosyncellus Msgr. Madapallikunnel
Procurator Fr. Gervasis Mattam
Chancellor Fr. Joseph Paruvummel
Statistics ?
Area 13036sq.kms
Language 2
Total Population 8,13,224
Catholic population 171200
Parishes 145
Diocesan Priest 213
Religious Priests working in the Eparchy 26
Major seminarians 72
Minor Seminarians 48
Women Relegious working in the Eparchy 1298
Women Relegious Houses 191
Men Relegious Houses 44
High Schools 20
Primary School 71
Hospitals 14
Other institute 13
Retreate center 02
Hostels 15
Special school for training centers differently abled 24
Entrance Coaching Center 05
Dispensaries 11
Orphanages 23
Publications 05


Bishop's House
P.B. No. 1, Mananthavady, Kerala
Phone : 04935-240735, 240745, 246213
Fax      : 04935-240265
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