Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Mananthavady
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Syro-Malabar
Population: 813224
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 171200
 
Founded:
01-Mar-73
Diocesan Priests: 213
  Total area:
27120 Sq. km
Religious Priests: 26
 
Province:
Tellicherry
Religious Sisters: 1486
 
Region:
Kerala
Seminarians: 72
  Patron:
Blessed Virgin Mary
  Languages: ?Malayalam Kannada Tamil and English.?
  Civil States:

Kerala: Wayanad Nilgiris Shimoga Mandya HassanChamarajnagar Chickmagalore and Mysore.

Contact Diocese of Mananthavady:
Bishop's House Post Box No. 1 Mananthavady 670 645. KERALA.
Telephone 1:
04935-24 07 35 24 07 45 / 24 02 65
Fax:
24 02 65
 
E-Mail Office:
bphmtdy@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Jose Porunnedom, Bishops of Mananthavady
Name:
Most Rev. Jose Porunnedom
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 04935-24 26 1324 19 55
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Mananthavady
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Mananthavady
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
145
 
Hospitals:
14
   
Degree Colleges:
3
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
23
   
Technical Training Centres:
5
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
20
Monastries:
106
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
46
Convents:
239
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
3
Formation Houses:
42
 
Social Centres:
6
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
2
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
11
   
Parallel Colleges:
2
 
Physically Challenged:
24
   
Higher Secondary :
6
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
71
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
98
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 15        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Mananthavady
 
His Holiness Pope Paul VI by the Bull "Quanta Gloria" of March 1 1973 bifurcated the vast diocese of Tellicherry and erected the diocese of Mananthavady. The diocese comprised of the civil districts of Wayanad in Kerala the Nilgiris in Tamil Nadu and the districts of Shimoga Chikmangalore Hassan Mandya and Mysore in Karnataka. Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy was consecrated as the first Bishop of Mananthavady on May 1 1973.

On December 31 1975 by a decree of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches dated December 4 1975 ten parishes of the diocese of Tellicherry in the civil districts of Kannur and Kozhikode (at present Malappuram) in Kerala were added to the diocese.

Mananthavady has an area of approximately 48250 sq. kms. and a population of 164823 Syrian Catholics. On June 7 1995 Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy was transferred as the bishop Thamarassery. And the then Proto-Synchellus Msgr. Joseph Kaniamattamwas appointed as the Administrator of the diocese on July 27 1995. On January 26 1997 Rt. Rev. Emmanuel Pothanamuzhy was consecrated as the second bishop of the diocese.
Prelates of the Diocese of Mananthavady
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Msgr. Njaralakkat 2003-2004 Bp. Emmanuel Pothanamuzhy 1997-2003
Fr. Joseph Kaniamattam 1995-1996 Bp. Jacob Thoomkuzhy 1973-1995