Thrissur Diocese

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Syro-Malabar Catholic Archeparchy of Thrissur
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Location
Country India
Territory Thrissur district
Ecclesiastical province Kerala
Metropolitan Thrissur
Statistics
Population
- Total
- Catholics

20,18,635
4,70,056
Parishes205
Churches254
Schools23
Members500,000
Information
Denomination Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
Rite East Syrian Rite
Established1887
Cathedral Our Lady of Lourdes Metropolitan Cathedral,
Co-cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Dolours
Patron saintOur Lady of the Immaculate Conception
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major ArchbishopMetropolitan and Gate of all India Mar George Alencherry
Bishop Andrews Thazhath, Archbishop of Thrissur
Auxiliary BishopsBishop Tony Neelankavil
Vicar GeneralGeorge Kombara
Bishops emeritusMar Jacob Thoomkuzhy
Map
Thrissur Archdiocese Map.svg
Website
bispage.net/trichurarchdioces

The Marthoma Nazrani Archeparchy of Thrissur, or Thrissur Diocese, in Thrissur District of Central Kerala, India, with nearly half a million Syro Malabar Catholics was at one point the largest catholic diocese in India when it included the Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Irinjalakuda, before it was split.

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History

The diocese was founded on 20 May 1887 by Pope Pius XI by his Papal bull Quod Jam Pridem. The boundaries of diocese were from Periyar (river) in Aluva to Bharathappuzha. Later it was extended to Palakkad district and extended to Coimbatore District in Tamil Nadu and was the largest catholic diocese in India.

Parishes and population

The total number of parishes is 205. In addition, there are 52 stations in the archdiocese. The population of Syro-Malabar Catholics in Thrissur Archdiocese is over 4,75,000. There are 16 Foranes under Thrissur Archdiocese. They are:

Serial No.ForaneParishesStationsHousesCatholic Population
1Lourde's Cathedral1711174659539
2Dolours' Basilica1601009554777
3Chelakara11116158080
4Erumapetty111245212285
5Kandassankadavu136693339781
6Kottekad82499426134
7Mattom85376118471
8 Ollur 145105253211
9Palayur142587329696
10Parappur75378317685
11Pattikad120260913735
12Pazhuvil124442524892
13Pudukad1841103861064
14Puthur100323216040
15Velur132377518528
16Wadakkanchery131517426872

Suffragan dioceses

Vicars Apostolic

Bishops

Archbishops

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