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Diocese of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabarese)

Dioecesis Kanirapallensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Mathew Arackal, Bishop
  • Mathew Vattackuzhy, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 26 February 1977
  • Metropolitan: Archeparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese)
  • Syro-Malabarese Catholic Church of the Chaldean Tradition
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 2,017 (779 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Pastoral Centre, P.O. Box 22, Kanjirapally-686507, Kottayam Dt., Kerala, India
  • Telephone: (04828)20.26.65; 20.20.95
  • Fax: 20.52.00

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
26 February 1977ErectedArcheparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese)
Diocese of Palai (Syro-Malabarese)
Diocese of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabarese) (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1980128,1127322951,3484580896ap1981
1990152,528996,21415.3%11842160953771,148105ap1991
1999162,6751,857,6618.8%16355218746831,420119ap2000
2000160,7091,041,76615.4%19255247650781,420119ap2002
2002152,5001,055,80014.4%18658244625971,526122ap2003
2003172,0501,100,30015.6%1931163095561761,479127ap2004
2004172,0501,100,30015.6%1971163135491761,479127ap2005
2006192,0001,214,62015.8%1941163106192101,840136ap2007
2009203,9601,264,00016.1%199712707551611,890138ap2010
2011228,7001,383,00016.5%212722848051471,898138ap2012

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


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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