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Archdiocese of Kottayam

Archbishop Mathew Moolakkatt
Archbishop Moolakkatt
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Archbishop Mathew Moolakkatt
Catholic Metropolitan's House,
P.B. No. 71, Kottayam- 686 001,
Kerala, India

Phone: +91 481, 2563527, 2563812, 2300453
Fax :+91 481 2563327
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Archbishop Mar Mathew Moolakkatt was born in Uzhavoor in Kottayam district of Kerala on Feb. 27, 1953. He was ordained priest on Dec. 27, 1978. He joined the Vallombrasan Benedictine Monastery and made the final profession on Dec. 5, 1998. He secured a doctorate in canon law from Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome. He was nominated bishop of Holler and appointed auxiliary bishop of Kottayam on Dec. 28, 1998. He was consecrated on Jan. 6, 1999. Pope John Paul II appointed him as co-adjutor bishop of the eparchy of Kottayam on Aug. 15, 2003. He is the member of CBCI commission for justice, peace and development. He also serves as the chairman of the Synodal Commission for of St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Mar Kuriakose Kunnacherry (1974-2006)
  • Bishop Mar Thomas Tharayil (1951-1974)
  • Bishop Mar Alexander Chulaparambil (1914-1951)
  • Bishop Mar Mathew Makil (1896-1914)
  • Bishop Charles Lavigne (1887-1896)
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