Archeparchy @ A Glance


Archeparchy of Thrissur founded on May 20, 1887 by Pope Pius XI by his Papal bull Quod Jam Pridem now covers an area of 2000 Sq.Kms and has a population of about 25,10,965. There are 16 Foranes under the Archeparchy of Thrissur. The total number of parishes is 208. In addition, there are 42 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 Raphael Thattil 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

We oppose hatred and destruction with goodness. We live in societies of different cultures and religions, but we are brothers and sisters.

Pope Francis

Holy Father



Mar George Alencherry

Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church

Mar George Alencherry was born on 19th April 1945 in the parish of Thuruthy in the archdiocese of Changancherry as the sixth child of the ten children of Mr. Philipose and Mary Alencherry 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 Pontifical Seminary, Aluva, he was ordain ... Read more


Mar Raphael Thattil

Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur

Mar Raphael Thattil was born in Thrissur on April 21, 1956. After his school education at St. Thomas College High School, he joined St Mary's Thope Minor Seminary on 4th July 1971. Having his ecclesiastical studies ... 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. He had his seminary ... Read more



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