Syro-Malabar Bishops at a glance


The Syro-Malabar Church has 5 Archeparchies, 30 Eparchies, 2 Apostolic Visitations with 63 Bishops, including 1 Major Archbishop, 4 Archbishops, 1 Curia Bishop,  28 bishops, 01 Apostolic Visitator, 18 Emeritus Bishops and 9 auxiliary bishops of Ernakulam-Angamaly, Kottayam, Trichur, Pala, Chicago, Changanacherry, Tellicherry and Kanjirappally eparchies. The 5 Archeparchies and 13 Eparchies are within the proper territory of jurisdiction and 16 eparchies are outside, including the eparchy of Chicago in the United States of America

Syro-Malabar Bishops At a glance

  • 01 Cardinal Major Archbishop
  • 01 Curia Bishop
  • 05 Archbishops
  • 28 Bishops
  • 01 Apostolic Visitator
  • 09 Auxiliary Bishops
  • 18 Emeritus Bishops
  • Total - 63 Bishops
  • 26+4 Bishops serving in Sister Churches & Nuncios

Active Bishops and their Dioceses

Photo Name & Designation Archdiocese/Diocese
Mar George Cardinal Alencherry
Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church
Ernakulam-Angamaly
Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath
Bishop Elect
Mandya
Mar Jose Puthenveettil
Auxiliary Bishop Elect
Faridabad
Mar Joseph Perumthottam
Metropolitan Archbishop
Changanacherry
Mar Thomas Tharayil
Auxiliary Bishop
Changanacherry
Mar Mathew Moolakkatt O.S.B.
Metropolitan Archbishop
Kottayam
Mar Jose Pandarasseril
Auxiliary Bishop
Kottayam
Mar Andrews Thazath
Metropolitan Archbishop
Trichur
Mar Tony Neelankavil
Auxiliary Bishop
Trichur
Mar George Njaralakatt
Archbishop
Archdiocese of Tellicherry
Mar Joseph Pamplani
Auxiliary Bishop
Tellicherry
Mar Bosco Puthur
Bishop
Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne
Mar Mathew Arackal
Bishop
Kanjirapally
Mar Jose Pulickal
Auxiliary Bishop
Kanjirapally
Mar Lawrence Mukkuzy
Bishop
Belthangady
Mar Joseph Arumachadath MCBS
Bishop
Bhadravathi
Mar John Vadakel CMI
Bishop
Bijnor
Mar Ephrem Nariculam
Bishop
Chanda
Mar Jacob Angadiath
Bishop
Chicago St. Thomas Diocese
Mar Joy Alappatt
Auxiliary Bishop
Chicago St. Thomas Diocese
Mar Kuriakose Bharanikulangara
Bishop
Faridabad
Mar Thomas Thuruthimattam CST
Bishop
Gorakhpur
Mar Pauly Kannookadan
Bishop
Irinjalakuda
Mar Joseph Kollamparampil 
Bishop
Jagdalpur
Mar Thomas Elavanal MCBS
Bishop
Kalyan
Mar George Madathikandathil
Bishop
Kothamangalam
Mar Jose Porunnedom
Bishop
Manathavady
Mar Joseph Kallarangatt
Bishop
Palai
Mar Jacob Murickan
Auxiliary Bishop
Palai
Mar Jacob Manathodath
Bishop
Palghat
Mar Jose Chittooparambil CMI
Bishop
Rajkot
Mar Paul Alapatt
Bishop
Ramanathapuram
Mar Remegiose Inchananiyil
Bishop
Thamarassery
Mar. George Rajendran
Bishop
Thuckalay
Mar Sebastian Vadakel MST
Bishop
Ujjain
Mar Joseph Kodakallil
Bishop
Satna
Mar Prince Antony Panengaden
Bishop
Adilabad
Mar Antony Kariyil CMI 
Archbishop
Ernakulam-Angamaly
Mar Jose Kalluvelil
Bishop
MISSISSUAGA, CANADA
Mar Joseph Srampickal
Bishop
Great Britain
Mar Stephen Chirappanath
Apostolic Visitator
Europe
Mar Sebastian Vaniyapurackal
Curia Bishop
Mar Raphael Thattil
Appointed First Bishop
Shamshabad
Mar Sebastian Pozholiparambil
Bishop
Hosur
Mar James Athikalam MST
Bishop
Sagar
Mar John Nellikkunnel
Bishop
Idukki
Msgr Vincent Nellaiparambil
Bishop Elect
Bijnor

 

Emeritus Bishops

Photo Name & Designation Archdiocese/Diocese
Mar Joseph Kunnath CMI
Bishop
Adilabad
Mar Mathew Vaniakizhakkel
Bishop
Bishop of Satna
(2000-2014), Retd. on 27-08-2014
Mar Dominic Kokkat Bishop of Gorakpur
(1984-2006), Retd. 2006
Mar Gratian Mundadan, CMI Bishop of Bijnor
(1977-2009), Retd. on 14-08-2009
Mar Gregory Karotemprel, CMI Bishop of Rajkot
(1983-2010); Retd on 16-7-2010
Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy Archbishop Emeritus of Trichur
(1997–2007) Retd. 2007
Mar Joseph Pallikaparampil Bishop of Palai
(1981-2004), Retd. on 18-3-2004
Mar Joseph Pastor Neelankavil, CMI Bishop of Sagar
(1987-2006), Retd. 2006
Mar Joseph Powathil Metropolitan Emeritus of Changanacherry
(1985-2007) Retd. 2007
Mar Paul Chittilapilly Bishop of Thamarassery
(1997-2010), Retd. on 08-04-2010 
Mar George Punnakottil Bishop of Kothamangalam
(1977-2013), Retd. on 09-02-2013 

Mar Simon Stock Palathra CMI

Bishop of Jagadalpur

Mar Thomas Chakiath
Emeritus Auxiliary Bishop

Bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly
Mar Vijay Anand Nedumpuram CMI
Chanda
Mar George Valiamattam
Metropolitan Archbishop
Tellicherry
Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil
Bishop
Idukki
Mar Antony Chirayath
Bishop
Sagar

 

Former Bishops

Archbishop Mar Abraham Kattumana   Pontifical Delegate
(16 Dec. 1992 - 4 April 1995)
Mar Adolphus Edwin Medlycott   Trichur
(1887 – 1896)
Mar Alexander Chulaparambil 1877-1951 Kottayam
Mar Aloysius Pazheparambil 1847 - 1919 Ernakulam
Mar Antony Padiyara Archbishop 1921-2000  Changanacherry
(1970 -1985)
Mar Augustine Kandathil 1912 - 1987 Ernakulam
Mar Charles Lavigne   Changanacherry
(1887-1896)
First Vicar Apostolic Kottayam
Mar Clemens Thottungal CMI 1909-1991 Sagar
Mar Emmanuel Pothanamuzhy CMI   Mananthavady
(1997-2003)
Mar Francis Vazhapilly   Trichur
(1921 – 1942)
Mar George Alapatt   Trichur
(1944 – 1970)
Mar James Kalachery   Changanacherry
(1927-1949)
Mar Januarius Palathuruthy CMI   Chanda
(1977-1990)
Mar John Menacherry   Trichur
(1896 – 1919)
Mar John Perumattom MST 1921-2011 Ujjain
(1977-1998)
Mar Jonas Thaliath CMI   Rajkot
(1977-1981)
Mar Joseph Cardinal Parecattil 1912 - 1987 Ernakulam
Mar Joseph Irimpen 1974-1994 Palghat Diocese
Mar Joseph Kundukulam   Trichur
(1970 – 1997)
Archbishop Mar Mathew Kavukattu   Changanacherry
(1950 -1969)
Mar Mathew Makkil   Archdiocese/Diocese
Mar Mathew Pothanamuzhi   Kothamangalam
(1957-1977)
Mar Paulinus Jeerakath CMI   Jagadalpur
(1972 - 1990)
Mar Sebastian Mankuzhikary   Thamarassery
(1986-1994)
Mar Sebastian Valloppilly 1953-1995 Thalassery Diocese
Mar Sebastian Vayalil
First Bishop Of Palai
  Mananthavady
(1997-2003)
Mar Thomas Kurialacherry   Changanacherry
(1911-1925) First Bishop
Mar Thomas Tharayil 1899-1975 Kottayam

Mar Varkey Vithayathil
Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church

  (29 May 1927 – 1 April 2011)
Ernakulam-Angamaly
Mar James Pazhayattil 1934-2016 Irinjalakuda
(1978-2010)
Mar Mathew Vattackuzhy 1930-2016 Bishop of Kanjirapally
(1986-2001)
Mar Kuriakose Kunnacherry 1928-2017 Bishop of Kottayam
(1967-2006)
Mar Abraham D. Mattam 1921-2019 Bishop of Satna
(1977-2000)

 

Syro-Malabar Bishops Served/Serving in Latin Dioceses

Photo Name Home diocese Bishop of
Archbishop Joseph Chennoth Ernakulam Nuncio
Archbishop George Panikulam Irinjalakuda Nuncio
Archbishop George Kochery Changanassery Nuncio
Archbishop Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal Kottayam Nuncio
Bishop Abraham Elanjimattom SDB
Date of Demise: 18.11.1997
Pala Kohima (+)
Archbishop Abraham Viruthikulangara
Date of Demise: 19.04.2018
Kottayam Nagpur
Bishop George Anathil SVD
Date of Demise: 02.05.2009
Changanaserry Indore
Bishop Chacko Thottumarickal SVD Kothamangalam Indore
Bishop Em. George Mamalassery Pala Tura
Bishop Em. Hippolytus Kunnunkal OFM
Date of Demise: 09/08/2008
Changanassery Jammu & Kashmir (1986-1998)
Bishop Em. John Moolachira Trichur Diphu (2007-2012)
Guwahati (2012-)
Bishop John Thomas Kattrukudiyil Kothamangalam Diphu(1994–2005)
Itanagar(2005-)
Bishop James Thoppil Kottayam Kohima(2011-)
Bishop Em. Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel Pala Raipur(1992-2013)
Archbishop Em. Joseph Mittathany Pala Imphal(1995-2006)
Bishop Em. Joseph Pathalil Changanaserry Udaipur(1984 -2012)
Bishop Em. Mathai Kochuparambil SDB
Date of Demise: 04/03/1992
Kothamangalam Diphu(1984 – 1992)
Bishop Em. Mathew Cheriankunnel PIME Changanassery Nalgonda(1976-1986)
Kurnool(1986-1991)
Bishop Peter Celestine Elampassery OFM
27/05/2015
Pala Jammu & Kashmir(1998-2014)
Archbishop Em. Raphael Cheenath SVD
17/08/2016
Thrissur Sambalpur(1974-1985)
Cuttack(1985-2011)
Rt. Rev. Sebastian Kallupura Mananathavady Buxar(2009-2018)
Coadjutor Archbishop of Patna(2018-)
Bishop Em. Symphorain T Keeprath OFM
Date of Demise: 3/5/2015
Pala Jalandhar(1971-2007)
Bishop Em. Theophane Thannikunnel, O Praem
Date of Demise: 18/11/2016
Pala Jabalpur(1976-2001)
Bishop Em. Thomas Antony Vazhappilly Irinjalakuda Mysore(2003-2017)
(2003- )
Bishop Thomas Kozhimala
Date of Demise: 01/06/2005
Kanjirappally Bhagalpur(1996-2005)
Bishop Thomas Menamparampil SDB Pala Dibrugarh (1981-1992)
Guwahati(1992-2012)
apostolic administrator of Diocese of Jowai(2014-)
Bishop Thomas Pulloppillil Kothamangalam Bongaigon(2000-)
Bishop Varghese Thottamkara Kottayam Nekempte(2013-)
Bishop Paul Mattekatt Ernakulam- Angamaly Diphu(2013-)

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