Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore

Infobox Diocese| jurisdiction=Archdiocese
name= Madras and Mylapore
latin=Archidioecesis Madraspolitanus et Meliaporensis
country= India
rite=Latin Rite
cathedral = St. Thomas Cathedral Basilica, Santhome
cocathedral = St. Mary of the Angels Co-Cathedral, Georgetown
area= 3,160
population= 6,984,614
population_as_of= 2004
catholics= 343,103
catholics_percent= 4.9
bishop= Malayappan Chinnappa, S.D.B.
coadjutor =
auxiliary_bishops =

The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore/Madras and Myliapor {Latin: " Madraspolitan(us) et Meliaporen(sis)"} is an archdiocese located in the cities of Madras and Mylapore in India.


* 1642: Established as Apostolic Vicariate of Fort Saint George from the Diocese of São Tomé of Meliapore
* 1832: Renamed as Apostolic Vicariate of Madras
* September 1, 1886: Promoted as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Madras
* November 13, 1952: Renamed as Metropolitan Archdiocese of Madras and Mylapore


* Archbishops of Madras and Mylapore (Roman rite)
** Archbishop Malayappan Chinnappa, S.D.B. (April 1, 2005 – present)
** Archbishop James Masilamony Arul Das (May 11, 1994 – August 30, 2004)
** Archbishop Casimir Gnanadickam, S.J. (January 26, 1987 – November 10, 1993)
** Archbishop Anthony Rayappa Arulappa (February 1, 1966 – January 26, 1987)
** Archbishop Louis Mathias, S.D.B. (November 13, 1952 – August 2, 1965)
* Metropolitan Archbishops of Madras (Roman Rite)
** Archbishop Louis Mathias, S.D.B. (March 25, 1935 – November 13, 1952)
** Archbishop Eugène Mederlet, S.D.B. (July 3, 1928 – December 12, 1934)
** Archbishop Giovanni Aelen, M.H.M. (February 13, 1911 – 1928)
** Archbishop Joseph Colgan (May 19, 1882 – February 13, 1911)
* Vicars Apostolic of Madras (Roman Rite)
** Bishop Patrick Joseph Carew (1840 – 1842)

uffragan Dioceses

* Chingleput
* Coimbatore
* Ootacamund
* Vellore


* [ Giga-Catholic Information]
* [ Catholic Hierarchy]
* [ Archdiocese website]

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