Syro-Malabar Bishops at a glance


The Syro-Malabar Church has 5 Archeparchies, 27 Eparchies, and 1 Exarchate with 38 Bishops, including One Major Archbishop, 5 Archbishops,  26 bishops and 7 auxiliary bishops of Ernakulam-Angamaly, Trichur,Pala,Chicago and Kottayam archeparchies. The 5 Archeparchies and 13 Eparchies are within the proper territory of jurisdiction and 13 eparchies are outside, including the eparchy of Chicago in the United States of America

Syro-Malabar Bishops At a glance

  • 01 Cardinal Major Archbishop
  • 05 Archbishops
  • 26 Bishops
  • 01 Apostolic Exarch
  • 01 Apostolic Visitator
  • 07 Auxiliary Bishops
  • 17 Emeritus Bishops
  • 27+3 Bishops serving in Sister Churches & Nuncios
  • Total - 58 Bishops

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
Auxiliary Bishop
Ernakulam-Angamaly
Mar Jose Puthenveettil
Auxiliary Bishop
Ernakulam-Angamaly
Mar Joseph Perumthottam
Metropolitan Archbishop
Changanacherry
Mar Mathew Moolakkatt O.S.B.
Metropolitan Archbishop
Kottayam
Mar Jose Pandarasseril
Auxiliary Bishop
Kottayam
Mar Andrews Thazath
Metropolitan Archbishop
Trichur
Mar Raphael Thattil
Auxiliary Bishop
Trichur
Mar Bosco Puthur
Bishop
Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne
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
Archibishop
Faridabad
Mar Thomas Thuruthimattam CST
Bishop
Gorakhpur
Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil
Bishop
Idukki
Mar Pauly Kannookadan
Bishop
Irinjalakuda
Mar Joseph Kollamparampil 
Bishop
Jagdalpur
Mar Thomas Elavanal MCBS
Bishop
Kalyan
Mar Mathew Arackal
Bishop
Kanjirapally
Mar Jose Pulickal
Auxiliary Bishop
Kanjirapally
Mar George Madathikandathil
Bishop
Kothamangalam
Mar Jose Porunnedom
Bishop
Manathavady
Mar George Njaralakatt
Archbishop
Archdiocese of Tellicherry
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 Antony Chirayath
Bishop
Sagar
Mar Remegiose Inchananiyil
Bishop
Thamarassery
Mar. George Rajendran
Bishop
Thuckalay
Mar Sebastian Vadakel MST
Bishop
Ujjain
Mar Joseph Kodakallil
Bishop
Satna
Mar Jose Kalluvelil
Bishop Exarch
MISSISSUAGA, CANADA
Mar Prince Antony Panengaden
Bishop
Adilabad
Mar Antony Kariyil CMI 
Bishop
Mandya
Mar Joseph Srampickal
Bishop
Great Britain
Mar Stephen Chirappanath
Bishop
Apostolic Visitator, Europe

 

Emeritus Bishops

Photo Name & Designation Archdiocese/Diocese
Mar Joseph Kunnath CMI
Bishop
Adilabad
Mar Abraham D. Mattam Bishop of Satna
(1977-2000), Retd. on 12-4-2000
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 Kuriakose Kunnacherry Bishop of Kottayam
(1974-2006), Retd. on 14-1-2006
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

 

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   Sagar 
(1977-)
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 Kanjirapally
(1986-2001)

 

Syro-Malabar Bishops Served/Serving in Latin Dioceses

Photo Name Home diocese Bishop of
Bishop Abraham Elanjimattom SDB Pala Kohima (+)
Archbishop Abraham Viruthikulangara Kottayam Nagpur
Bishop George Anathil SVD Changanaserry Indore
Archbishop George Kochery Changanassery Nuncio
Bishop George Mamalassery Pala Tura
Archbishop George Panikulam Irinjalakuda Nuncio
Bishop Em. Hypolitas Kunnumkal OFM Changanassery Jammu & Kashmir
Rt. Rev. Dr. John Moolachira Trichur Diphu (2007-2012)
Guwahati (2012-)
Bishop John Thomas Katrukudy Kothamangalam Diphu
Bishop James Thoppil Kottayam Kohima
Bishop Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel Pala Raipur
Archbishop Joseph Chennoth Ernakulam Nuncio
Archbishop Joseph Mittathany Pala Imphal
Bishop Joseph Pathalil Changanaserry Udaipur
Bishop Mathai Kochuparambil SDB Kothamangalam Diphu (+)
Bishop Emeritus Mathew Cheriankunnel PIME Changanassery Nalgonda
Bishop Peter Celestine Elampassery OFM Pala Jammu & Kashmir
Archbishop Raphael Cheenath SVD Thrissur Cuttack
Rt. Rev. Sebastian Kallupura Mananathavady Buxar
Bishop Symphorain T Keeprath OFM Pala Jalandher
Bishop Em. Theophine Thannikunnel Pala Jabalpur
Bishop Dr. Thomas Antony Vazhappilly Irinjalakuda Mysore
(2003- )
Bishop Thomas Kozhimala Kanjirappally Bhagalpur
Bishop Thomas Menamparampil SDB Pala Guwahati
Bishop Thomas Pullopally Kothamangalam Bongaigon
Bishop Varghese Thottamkara Kottayam Nekempte
Rev. Dr. Paul Mattakkattu Ernakulam- Angamaly Diphu

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