Marygiri, P.B. No -4,
Tiruvalla 689 101, India
Phone: +91 469 2701319, 2730620
Fax :+91 469 260822
Email: [email protected]
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Archbishop Thomas Mar Koorilos was born on Oct. 19, 1958, in Kadapra in Pathnamthitta district of Kerala. He joined the Minor Seminary of the eparchy of Tiruvalla in 1974 and completed his higher secondary education in St. Berchman's College, Chenganacherry. He was sent to Papal Seminary, Pune, for his philosophical and theological studies. He was ordained priest on Dec. 30, 1985. Later, he served as the vicar of parishes at Kumali, Vandanmedu, Chettukuzhy, Mulakkaramedu, Kattapana, Pazhayarikandom, Niranam East (Alamthuruthy). In 1988, he was appointed secretary to Bishop Geevarghese Mar Timotheos. He also served as the co-ordinator of the Malankara Catholic Community in Delhi and took a doctorate in canon law from Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome. He holds the position of chancellor and judicial vicar of Eparchy.
Pope John Paul II appointed him auxiliary bishop of the eparchy of Tiruvalla on July 5, 1997. He was ordained bishop on July 17, 1997. On Jan. 15, 2003, he was appointed first metropolitan of the eparchy of Muvattupuzha and was enthroned on Feb. 6, 2003. Mar Koorilos was appointed as the second metropolitan archbishop of the Tiruvalla on March 26, 2007, and was installed on May 2, 2007. He is serving as the secretary of the Holy Episcopal Synod of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.