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The cathedral of the first diocese in India.

St. Thomas the Apostle, who is believed to have arrived on Kerala’s Malabar Coast in 52 AD, is considered the father of the Catholic faith in India.

Christian communities developed and expanded further when European missionaries arrived in the 13th and 14th centuries.

The history of a few ancient dioceses in Asia can be dated back to 13th century pre-Portuguese mission expeditions.

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Eparchy of Mavelikara

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Activities and Organizations

Catholic Educational Institutions

  • High school aided :
  • High school unaided :
  • Higher secondary Schools in Trivandrum archdiocese aided :
  • Higher secondary Schools in Trivandrum archdiocese unaided :
  • Lower primary schools aided :
  • Lower primary schools unaided:
  • Nursery :
  • Upper primary schools aided :
  • Upper primary schools unaided :

Catholic Social Welfare

  • Boarding house Boys:
  • Boarding Houses Girls:
  • Home for the sick:
  • Hospitals:
  • Orphanage for Boys:
  • Orphanages for Girls:

Major Diocesan Commissions and Organizations

  • Bible Apostolate :
    In-Charge: Father Joseph St. George Sadanam
  • Catechetical Apostolate & Dalit:
    In-Charge: Father Geevarghese Nedumpurath
  • Chairman of the Commissions
  • Communication Media:
    In-Charge: Father Geevarghese Nediyamalayil
  • Ecumenical and Inter-religious Dialogue:
    In-Charge: Father George Charuvila
  • Education:
    In-Charge: Father John C. Puthenveedu
  • Family and Liturgy:
    In-Charge: Geevarghese Kallittayil
  • Family Apostolate :
    Director: Father Sylvester Thekkedathu
  • Family Apostolate (Mathruvedi):
    Director: Father Sylvestor Thekkedath
    Animator: Sr. Amrutha SIC
    President: Siju Roy, Kurathicadu
  • Health Services:
    In-Charge: Father Lukose Kannimel
  • Kerala Catholic Students League:
    Spiritual Director: Father Francis Plavarakunnil
  • Kerala Labour Movement (KLM):
    Director: Father Geevarghese Kaithavana

    President: Mathai Maruthoor (Maruthoor)
  • Laity:
    In-Charge: Father Cherian Panicker
  • Malankara Catholic Association (MCA):
    Spiritual Director: Father Cherian Panicker

    President: Saji John Payickattethu (Mavelikara)
  • Malankara Catholic Educational Society:
    Correspondent: Father John C. Puthenveedu
  • Malankara Catholic Youth Movement:
    Director: Father Geevarghese Kaithavana
  • Pro- Life Movement:
    President: G. John Thoovampallil
  • Religious:
    In-Charge: Father John Vianney OIC
  • Seminary Formation, Vocation and Clergy:
    Chairman: Father Thomas Puthenparambil
  • Social Apostolate:
    In-Charge: Father Jose Venmalot
  • Society of St. Vincent de Paul:
    Spiritual Director: Father Daniel Kochuvila
    President: K. S. Kuriakose, Vettiyar
  • Theology & Historical Desk (Subsection):
    In-Charge: Dr. John Vaipil
  • Youth:
    In-Charge: Father Abraham Lukose Kizhakkedathu

Social Communications

  • Eparchial Bulletin:
    Amala Voice
  • Printing Press:
  • Publications:

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