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Diocese of Kothamangalam (Syro-Malabarese)

Dioecesis Kothamangalamensis



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Bishop(s)

  • George Madathikandathil, Bishop
  • George Punnakottil, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 29 July 1956
  • Metropolitan: Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly (Syro-Malabarese)
  • Syro-Malabarese Catholic Church of the Chaldean Tradition
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 4,840 (1,869 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6, Kothamangalam 686691, Kerala, India
  • Telephone: (0485)86.22.36
  • Fax: 86.15.55

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
29 July 1956ErectedArchdiocese of Ernakulam (Syro-Malabarese) Diocese of Kothamangalam (Syro-Malabarese) (erected)
15 January 2003Territory LostDiocese of Kothamangalam (Syro-Malabarese) Eparchy of Idukki (Syro-Malabarese) (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1970194,948560,00034.8%16537202965501,565142ap1971
1980242,95020047247983561,693179ap1981
1990334,390805,99041.5%237612981,122692,098197ap1991
1999474,5301,255,41037.8%2801043841,2352142,738213ap2000
2000495,5201,273,13038.9%2861154011,2352292,858223ap2001
2001500,1801,320,23037.9%2731243971,2592412,867225ap2002
2002400,3181,194,31833.5%275833581,1182032,870226ap2003
2003500,5801,315,23038.1%2741223961,2642722,661227ap2004
2004206,270702,30029.4%176862627871712,070112ap2005
2009223,990764,05029.3%176962728231862,256115ap2010

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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