Dioceses of India
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Diocese of Muvattupuzha

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Rite: Syro-Malankara
Region : Kerala
Patron: St. Mary
Founded: 15 January 2003
Province: Tiruvalla
Status: Diocese
Total area: 19626 Sq. km
Total Population : 1,54,89,256
Catholics Total: 14,000
Diocesan Priests: 48
Religious Priests: 02
Religious Sisters: 82
Minor Seminarians: 10
Major Seminarians: 13

Diocese of Muvattupuzha at a Glance

Ecclesiastical Institutions

Parishes & Substations : 66Retreat Centres: 0
Major Seminaries : 0Diocesan Minor Seminaries: 01
Congregation Minor Seminaries: 0Religious Formation Houses : 0
Men Religious Houses: 0Women Religious Houses: 0

Charitable Institutions

Hospitals : 0Dispensaries / Clinics / Health Centres: 0
Orphanages : 0Homes for Aged & Destitute : 0
Schools for Physically Challenged: 0Homes for Physically Challenged : 03
Crèches: 0Boarding Houses : 05
Counselling Centres : 0De-addiction Centre: 0
Social Centres : 0HIV / AIDS Centre: 0

Educational Institutions

Professional Colleges : 0Degree Colleges: 0
Parallel Colleges : 0Vocational / Technical Training Centres : 01
Higher Secondary / Junior Colleges : 03High Schools : 06
Upper Primary Schools: 04Lower Primary Schools:07
Nurseries / Pre-Primary Schools :01Presses & Media Centres : 0


The Thomas Christains were one community till the historical coonan cross oath in 1653.  The event divided the church into various denominations,  In order to restore the unity, Mar Ivnios wholeheartedly accepted the communion of the Catholic Church.  Mar Ivanios, the prophet of the reunion movement caused  the formation and development of the Malankara Catholic Church.

The establishment of the eparchy of Muattupuzha is really a milestone in the stable development of the Malankara Catholic Church in India.  Since the geographic area covers the highest  number of non catholic Thomas Christians, the mission and vision of the diocese would guarantee the reunion movement much.  It was then Metropolitan of the Eparchy of Tiruvalla, His Excellency Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Timotheos, out of his far-reaching vision of the mission of the Church and for the overall development of the northern region of the Eparchy, took initiatives to bifurcate the Eparchy of Tiruvalla and to erect the new Eparchy of Muvattupuzha. The proposal was accepted by the Holy Father, Pope John Paul II, who made canonical provision for the establishment of the Eparchy of Muvattupuzha on 15 January 2003. The Holy Father appointed His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos as its first Metropolitan. The installation took place on 6 February 2003 at Vazhappilly, Muvattupuzha. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos took initiative to organize departments and institutions for the effective realization of the goals set by the new Eparchy. The 76th anniversary of the Reunion Movement was held at Vazhappilly, Muvattupuzha on 20 and 21 September 2006. After five years of leadership in the Diocese His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Koorilos was appointed Metropolitan-Archbishop of Tiruvalla on 2 May 2007. On the same day Major Archbishop-Catholicos of the Malankara Catholic Church, His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis appointed Msgr. John Varghese Easwarankudiyil as the Administrator of the Eparchy.

On 18 January 2008 His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis, Major Archbishop-Catholicos of the Malankara Catholic Church,  appointed Very Rev. Dr. Abraham Kackanatt, CEO & Secretary of Pushpagiri Medical Society as the new Metropolitan of the Eparchy of Muvattupuzha. Msgr. Dr. Abraham Kackanatt was consecrated Bishop on 9 February 2008 and he assumed his Episcopal name: Abraham Mar Julios. On the same day he was installed as the Metropolitan of Muvattupuzha.

The Eparchy of Muvattupuzha comprises the civil districts of Ernakulam, Thrissur and Palakkad in Kerala State and Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode and Karur in Tamil Nadu.

Former Bishops

Right Rev. Abraham Mar Julios
Bishop Emeritus of Muvattupuzha
Personal Details
Priestly Ordination:10-Oct-1970
Episcopal Ordination:9-Feb-2008

Tel(P): 09447163377
Email(P): amarjulios@gmail.com
Contact Details
Vimalagiri Bishop’s House, Vazhappilly, Mudavoor P. O., Muvattupuzha - 686 669 Ernakulam District (Kerala)
Tel(O): 0485-28 12 650
Fax : 28 14 346
Email : amarjulios@gmail.com
Most Rev. Thomas Mar KoorilosBishop2003-2007
Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos Archbishop2001-2007