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Archbishop of Kottayam


Metropolitan Archbishop of Kottayam

                 He was born on February 27,1953 at Uzhavoor in Kottayam District. He was ordained priest on the 27th December, 1978. He has B.Sc., B. Ed., M.A. in Sociology and doctorate in Canon Law. In 1994 he joined the Vallombrosan Benedictine Monastery and made the Final Profession on December 5, 1998. On December 28, 1998 he was nominated Bishop of Holler and appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam. He received the Episcopal Ordination on 6th January, 1999 from His Holiness Pope John Paul II. Later on August 15, 2003 H. H. Pope John Paul II appointed Mar Mathew Moolakatt as Co-adjutor Bishop of the Eparchy of Kottayam. He took over as the Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Kottayam on January 14, 2006.

He is the member of Permanent Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church; Supreme Moderator of Major Archiepiscopal Tribunal; He is member of the CBCI – CRI joint commission, member of the CBCI office for clergy, member of the K.C.B.C Commission for Ecumenism and  Dialogue, governing body member of St. John’s Medical College, Bangalore and member of the CBCI Standing Committee, Chairman Vadavathoor Major seminary synodal commission and member of the Pontifical Council for dialogue with the Orthodox Syrian and Syrian Orthodox churches. He was Secretary General of KCBC.

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