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Archeparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese)

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Bishop(s)

  • Joseph Perumthotttam, Archbishop
  • Joseph Powathil, Archbishop Emeritus

Suffragan Dioceses

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Archeparchy
  • Elevated: 29 July 1956
  • Metropolitan See
  • Syro-Malabarese Catholic Church of the Chaldean Tradition
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 24,595 (9,499 Square Miles)
  • Official Web Site: http://www.archdiocesechanganacherry.org/
  • Mailing Address: Metropolitan Curia, P.O. Box 20, Changanassery-686101, Kerala, India
  • Telephone: (0481)2420.040
  • Fax: 2422.540

Historical Details


Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
Vicariate Apostolic of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese)
28 July 1896ErectedVicariate Apostolic of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese) (erected)
Eparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese)
21 December 1923ElevatedVicariate Apostolic of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese) Eparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese)
Archeparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese)
29 July 1956ElevatedEparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese) Archeparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese)
26 February 1977Territory LostArcheparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese)
Diocese of Palai (Syro-Malabarese)
Diocese of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabarese) (erected)
11 November 1996Territory LostArcheparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese) Diocese of Thuckalay (Syro-Malabarese) (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
Eparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese)
1950415,9252,000,00020.8%370124494841140789200ap1951
1959314,6914,561,9616.9%200952951,066128812147ap1960
Archeparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese)
1970370,8199,376,0004.0%3191344538181821,976157ap1971
1980300,243261933548481101,682185ap1981
1990350,0001,715,00020.4%5804059853554872,074197ap1991
1999350,00012,600,0002.8%2883766645274442,690240ap2000
2000380,00013,000,0002.9%3002705706663292,872271ap2001
2001380,00013,000,0002.9%3022825846503493,000277ap2002
2002380,00013,000,0002.9%3072825896453432,901268ap2003
2003380,0009,300,0004.1%3212535746622922,787271ap2004
2004382,0009,300,0004.1%3322535856522922,810271ap2005
2006390,0009,394,0004.2%3003376376124612,720266ap2007
2009385,0009,430,0004.1%3203306505925752,700276ap2010

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


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