Ecclesiastical Details

Archdiocese of Tellicherry
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Syro-Malabar
Population: 360500
 
Status:
Archdiocese
Catholics: 2 94 757
 
Founded:
31-Dec-53
Diocesan Priests: 311
  Total area:
686 Sq.km
Religious Priests:
 
Province:
Tellicherry
Religious Sisters: 1538
 
Region:
Kerala
Seminarians: 59
  Patron:
St. Joseph
  Languages: Malayalam and English
  Civil States:

Kannur and Kasargod.

Contact Archdiocese of Tellicherry:
Archbishop's House Post Box No. 70 Hollow Way Road - Thalassery 670 101 Kannur Dt. KERALA.
Telephone 1:
0490-23 41 058 / 23 41 412
Fax:
23 41 412
 
E-Mail Office:
diocese@archdioceseoftellicherry.org
Website:
 
Most.Rev. George Njaralakatt, Archbishops of Tellicherry
Name:
Most.Rev. George Njaralakatt
Designation:
Archbishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0490-23 44 977
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Archdiocese of Tellicherry
 
Bishop NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. Joseph Pamplany Aux.Bishop
Most Rev. George Valiamattam Retired
Pilgrim Centres in theArchdiocese of Tellicherry
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
240
 
Hospitals:
8
   
Degree Colleges:
6
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
23
   
Technical Training Centres:
2
Minor Seminaries:
8
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
1
Monastries:
41
 
Crches:
3
   
Lower Primary Schools:
1
Convents:
248
 
Counselling Centres:
5
   
Presses & Media Centres:
1
Formation Houses:
 
Social Centres:
4
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
1
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
12
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
32
   
Higher Secondary :
8
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
55
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
105
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 15        
     
       
History of the Archdiocese of Tellicherry
 
The Diocese of Tellicherry erected by the Bull 'Ad Christi Ecclisiam Regendam' dated December 31 1953 of His Holiness Pope Pius XII of happy memory as a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam is for the Catholics of the Syro - Malabar Church who migrated to Malabar region of the erstwhile Travancore and Cochin States. The boundaries of the new diocese were the same as those of the Latin Diocese of Calicut. But later as Catholics of Syro - Malabar Church migrated even to the states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu the boundaries were extended to the present Latin Diocese of Mangalore Chickmangalur Mysore Shimoga and Ootacamund by a decree of the Holy See dated April 29 1955.
Prelates of the Archdiocese of Tellicherry
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Abp. Sebastian Valloppilly 1955 - 1989