Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Thamarassery
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Syro-Malabar
Population: 6,056,500
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 127080
 
Founded:
28-Apr-86
Diocesan Priests: 176
  Total area:
8167 sq. kms
Religious Priests: 20
 
Province:
Tellicherry
Religious Sisters: 1399
 
Region:
Kerala
Seminarians: 47
  Patron:
Blessed Alphonsa
  Languages: Malayalam
  Civil States:

Kerala: Kozhikode and Malapuram.

Contact Diocese of Thamarassery:
Bishop's House Thamarassery - 673 573. KERALA.
Telephone 1:
0495-22 23 376 22 22 569 22 23 136 / 22 23 019
Fax:
22 23 019
 
E-Mail Office:
diocesetmy09@gmail.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Remigiose Inchananiyil, Bishops of Thamarassery
Name:
Most Rev. Remigiose Inchananiyil
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0495-22 23 019
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Thamarassery
 
Bishop NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev. Paul Chittilapilly Retired
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Thamarassery
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
129
 
Hospitals:
9
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
10
   
Technical Training Centres:
3
Minor Seminaries:
1
 
Special Schools:
   
High Schools:
18
Monastries:
33
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
20
Convents:
166
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
10
Formation Houses:
 
Social Centres:
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
6
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
5
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
20
   
Higher Secondary :
8
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
22
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
80
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute:        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Thamarassery
 
His Holiness Pope John Paul II erected the diocese of Thamarassery on April 28 1986 by the Bull "Constat Non Modo" bifurcating the diocese of Tellicherry. The new diocese consists of the two revenue districts of Calicut and Malappuram.
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Bishop Sebastian Mankuzhikary Auxiliary Bishop of Ernakulam was appointed the first Bishop of Thamarassery on the same day by the Bull "Pro Munere Nostro de Singulis". The Diocese was formally inaugurated and the Bishop took charge on the feast of St. Thomas the Apostle of India July 3 1986 at the Sacred Heart Church Thiruvambady.
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Bp. Sebastian Mankuzhikary died on June 111994. Bp. Jacob Thoomkuzhy from Mananthavady was transferred to Thamarassery and he took charge on July 28 1995. When he was made the Archbishop of Trichur Bp. Paul Chittilapilly from Kalyan took charge of the diocese on February 13 1997.

Prelates of the Diocese of Thamarassery
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Paul Chittilapilly 1997-2010 Bp. Jacob Thoomkkuzhy 1995-1996
Bp. Sebastian Mankuzhykary 1986-1994