Archeparchy @ A Glance


Archeparchy of Trichur founded on May 20, 1887 by Pope Leo XIII by his Papal bull Quod Jam Pridem now covers an area of 2000 Sq.Kms and has a Catholic population of about 460848. There are 16 Foranes under the Archeparchy of Trichur. The total number of parishes is 215. In addition, there are 36 stations in the archdiocese. Diocese of Ramanathapuram, Diocese of Irinjalakuda and Diocese of Palghat are the suffragan dioceses of the Archeparchy. Cardinal Mar George Alencherry is the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Mar Andrews Thazhath is the Metropolitan Archbishop, Mar Tony Neelankavil is the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese and Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy is the Archbishop Emeritus.

The present Archeparchy of Trichur has the following boundaries:
North : Bharathapuzha in Malappuram district, and Trichur - Palakkad district boundary
West : Arabian Sea
East : Trichur district boundary
South : Southern boundary of Valapad village and Karuvannur, Karanchira, Kurumali, Mupliyam river



Mar Rapheal Thattil

Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

Mar Raphael Thattil was born to Ouseph and Thresia on 21 April 1956 and was baptized on 30 April 1956 in Thrissur. Lazar (late), Thomas, Baby (late), Francis, Sosannam, Joy and John, ... Read more


Mar Andrews Thazhath

Metropolitan Archbishop of Trichur

Mar Andrews Thazhath was born at Pudukad in Thrissur district on 13th December 1951. After having completed school education at Pudukad and priestly formation at St. Joseph's ... Read more


Mar Tony Neelankavil

Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur

Mar Tony Neelankavil was born at Marathakkara in Thrissur district on 23rd July 1967. After having completed his school education, he joined St. Mary's Minor Seminary, Thrissur, completed his priestly formation...... Read more


Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy

Archbishop Emeritus of Trichur

Mar Jacob Thoomkuzhy was born at Vilakumadam in the Eparchy of Palai on December 13, 1930. At present his family belongs to the Sacred Heart Parish,Thiruvambady in the Eparchy of Thamarassery... Read more

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