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Diocese of Cochin

Dioecesis Coccinensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Joseph Kariyil, Bishop
  • John Thattumkal, S.S.C., Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 4 February 1558
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Verapoly
  • Rite: Latin (or Roman)
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 235 (90 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.dioceseofcochin.org/
  • Mailing Address: Bishop's House, Fort Cochin, Kochi 682001, Kerala, India
  • Telephone: (0484)2215.400
  • Fax: 2215.404

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
4 February 1558ErectedDiocese of Cochin (erected)
1599Territory LostDiocese of Cochin Archdiocese of Angamalé (erected)
1659Territory LostDiocese of Cochin Vicariate Apostolic of Malabar (erected)
19 June 1952Territory LostDiocese of Cochin Diocese of Alleppey (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1950236,365500,00047.3%96161122,1102318153ap1951
1970122,136454,76226.9%4910592,0701213023ap1971
1980143,000587,50024.3%5312652,2001615529ap1981
1990170,399678,94625.1%6422861,9814029533ap1991
199916,359556,2472.9%6625911795738837ap2000
2000166,861567,37129.4%70341041,6049543437ap2001
2001173,861580,37330.0%77451221,4258946637ap2002
2002176,423584,63530.2%76401161,52015146037ap2003
2003173,281604,40028.7%83471301,33212945537ap2004
2004162,188537,29330.2%87391261,2877951537ap2005
2006160,812562,74628.6%81491301,23714643938ap2007

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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