Syro-Malabar Bishops at a glance


The Syro-Malabar Church has 5 Archeparchies, 30 Eparchies and 1 Apostolic Visitation. Among these, four eparchies are outside India - Chicago, Great Britain, Melbourne and Mississauga. The Syro-Malabar Synod of Bishops has 62 members.

Syro-Malabar Bishops At a glance

  • 01 Cardinal Major Archbishop
  • 04 Metropolitan Archbishops
  • 02 Archbishops
  • 29 Bishops
  • 01 Curia Bishop
  • 01 Apostolic Visitator
  • 08 Auxiliary Bishops
  • 16 Bishops Emeriti
  • Total - 62 Bishops

Bishops

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

 

Bishops Emeriti

Photo Name & Designation Archdiocese/Diocese
Mar Antony Kariyil CMI 
Archbishop
Ernakulam-Angamaly
Mar George Njaralakatt
Metropolitan Archbishop
Archdiocese of Tellicherry
Mar Jacob Muricken
Auxiliary Bishop
Palai
Mar Antony Chirayath
Bishop
Sagar
Mar Dominic Kokkatt 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 George Punnakottil Bishop of Kothamangalam
(1977-2013), Retd. on 09-02-2013 
Mar George Valiamattam
Metropolitan Archbishop
Tellicherry
Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy Archbishop Emeritus of Trichur
(1997–2007) Retd. 2007
Mar John Vadakel CMI
Bishop
Bijnor
Mar Joseph Kunnath CMI
Bishop
Adilabad
Mar Joseph Pallikaparampil Bishop of Palai
(1981-2004), Retd. on 18-3-2004
Mar Joseph Powathil Metropolitan Emeritus of Changanacherry
(1985-2007) Retd. 2007
Mar Mathew Arackal
Bishop
Kanjirapally
Mar Mathew Vaniakizhakkel
Bishop
Bishop of Satna
(2000-2014), Retd. on 27-08-2014

Mar Simon Stock Palathra CMI

Bishop of Jagadalpur

Mar Thomas Chakiath
Emeritus Auxiliary Bishop

Bishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly
Mar Vijay Anand Nedumpuram CMI
Chanda

 

Deceased 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)
Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil 1942 - 2020 Bishop of Idukki
(2003-2018)
Mar Joseph Pastor Neelankavil, CMI Bishop of Sagar
(1987-2006), Retd. 2006
Mar Paul Chittilapilly Bishop of Thamarassery
(1997-2010), Retd. on 08-04-2010 
Apostolic Nuncios from the Syro-Malabar Church

Name Place
Archbishop Mar George Kocherry Bangladesh
Archbishop Mar Kurian Mathew Vayalunkal Algeria,Tunisia
Archbishop Mar George Panikulam (Retd.)
Archbishop Mar Joseph Chennoth ( ✞ 08 September 2020)
Archbishop Mar Abraham Kattumana ( ✞ 04 April 1995)

 

Bishops from the Syro-Malabar Church serving in Latin Dioceses

Diocese Name of the Bishop Eparchy of Origin
Agra Most Rev. Raphy Manjaly Trichur
Balasore Most Rev. Thomas THiruthalil CM (Emeritus) Kothamangalam
Bhagalpur Most Rev. Kurian Valiakandathil Palai
Bongaigaon Most Rev. Thomas Pulloppillil Kothamangalam
Bulawayo,Zimbabwe Most Rev. Alexander Thomas Kaliyanil SVD Changanacherry
Diphu Most Rev. Paul Mattekkat Ernakulam-Angamaly
Guwahati Most Rev. John Moolachira Mananthavady
Guwahati Most Rev. Thomas Menamparampil SDB Palai
Gwalior Most Rev. Joseph Thykkattil Trichur
Imphal Most Rev. Joseph Mittathany (Emeritus) Palai
Indore Most Rev. Chacko Thottumarickal SVD Kothamangalam
Itanagar Most Rev. John ThomasKattrukudiyil Kothamangalam
Jalandhar Most Rev. Franco Mulakkal Trichur
Jhansi Most Rev. Peter Parapullil Trichur
Khammam Most Rev. Paul Maipan Ernakulam-Angamaly
Kohima Most Rev. James Thoppil Kottayam
Kurnool Most Rev. Mathew Cheriankunnel PIME (Emeritus) Changanacherry
Miao Most Rev. George Pallipparambil SDB Kottayam
Mysore Most Rev. Thomas Antony Vazhapilly (Emeritus) Trichur
Nekemte,Ethiopia (Ap.Vicariate) Most Rev. Varghese Thottamkara CM Ernakulam-Angamaly
Patna Most Rev. Sebastian Kallupura Mananthavady
Port-Berge,Madagascar Most Rev. George Varkey Puthiyakulangara MEP Tellicherry
Raipur Most Rev. Joseph Augustine Charanakunnel (Emeritus) Palai
Tura Most Rev. Jose Chirackal (Auxiliary) Ernakulam-Angamaly
Tura Most Rev. George Mamalassery (Emeritus) Palai
Udaipur Most Rev. Joseph Pathalil (Emeritus) Changanacherry

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