Archieparchy of Tiruvalla

The Syro-Malankara Catholic Archeparchy of Tiruvalla is an archeparchy of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in Tiruvalla, in Kerala, India. Metropolitan Archbishop Aboon Mor Thomas Koorilos currently presides. The seat of the eparchy is at St. John's Syro-Malankara Catholic Cathedral in Tiruvalla, a circular edifice designed by a British architect.

History

The eparchy of Tiruvalla was erected in 1932, and raised to the status of an archeparchy in 2006. Its suffragan eparchies are those of Bathery, Muvattupuzha, and Puthil.[1]

Current bishops

The Metropolitan of Tiruvalla is Thomas Mar Koorilos, appointed in 2007. Auxiliary Bishop Philippos Mar Stephanos was appointed in 2010.

Statistics

As of 2008, the archeparchy has an estimated 37,486 faithful, in 133 parishes, with 106 diocesan priests, 25 religious priests, 54 religious brothers, 267 religious sisters, and 33 seminarians.[2]

The diocese of Tiruvalla took the initiative in founding the St. Ephrem Ecumenical Research Institute, a constituent college of the University of Kottayam, which specialises in Syriac studies..

References

External links

  • Syro-Malankara Catholic Church website
  • Syro-Malankara Catholic Archeparchy of Tiruvalla Official website
  • About the Archeparchy

Coordinates: 9°23′06″N 76°34′30″E / 9.38500°N 76.57500°E / 9.38500; 76.57500

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