Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Kothamangalam
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The Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Kothamangalam is an East Syrian Catholic diocese or eparchy in India, under the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. It was established by Pope Pius XII in 1957. Mar Mathew Pothanamuzhy was the first bishop of the eparchy. Mar George Punnakottil served as the bishop until January 10, 2013, when his resignation was accepted by the synod. He was succeeded by George Madathikandathil.1
Situated in the central region of the Indian state of Kerala, the Eparchy of Kothamangalam lies extended in Ernakulam and Idukkii districts of Kerala, neighbouring the Archeparchy of Ernakulam-Angamaly, eparchies of Irinjalakuda, Idukki and Pala.
North: River Chalakudy and northern boundary of Devicolam Taluk
East: Uzhavathadam River - Cheeyapara Waterfalls - Karimanal Power house - Kulamavu Dam (Eastern boundaries of Pazhampallichal, Neendapara, Rajagiri and Uppukunnu parishes)
West: Eastern boundaries of Thripunithara and Vallam of Ernakulam Archeparchy
South: Southern boundaries of Ramamangalam,Memuri,Marady and Arakuzha Villages of Marika Kara and Purapuzha and Karimkunnam Villages,Vazhipuzha River(Kingnithodu),eastern boundary of Velliamatam and southern boundary of Thodupuzha Taluk.
The Kothamangalam Diocese has a total of approximately 231,300 faithful under its jurisdiction.
2. Kalvarigiri (Kulappuram)
7. Rajagir (Vellallu)
8. Nazareth hill (Thoyipra)
13. Thodupuzha East
|Priests belonging to the Eparchy||226|
|Priests working outside||46|
|Priests out for studies||8|
|Teacher Training College||1|
|Higher Secondary Schools||21|
|Upper Primary Schools||26|
|Lower Primary Schools||51|