St. George Syro-Malabar Basilica, Angamaly
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St. George Syro-Malabar Basilica, Angamaly

St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Basilica
10°11?26?N 76°22?58?E / 10.1906°N 76.3828°E / 10.1906; 76.3828Coordinates: 10°11?26?N 76°22?58?E / 10.1906°N 76.3828°E / 10.1906; 76.3828
LocationAngamaly, Kerala
CountryIndia
DenominationSyro-Malabar Church
Membership3331 families
Websitewww.angamalybasilica.com
History
Former name(s)St.George church[1] (Valiyapalli)[2]
Statusminor basilica
DedicationSt. George
DedicatedNew church blessed on 31 December 2006
Consecrated450
Architecture
Functional statusUsual
Demolishedancient church demolished in 2006
Specifications
Floor area24000 sq. ft.
Administration
DistrictErnakulam
PresbyteryJimmy Poochakkattu
ArchdioceseErnakulam-Angamaly
Clergy
ArchbishopMar George Alencherry
RectorJimmy Poochakkattu
Vicar(s)Jimmy Poochakkattu
Fr Sibin Manayampilly & Fr Arun Therully

St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Basilica is a basilica of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Angamaly, Kerala, India. The current basilica building was constructed under the leadership of Paul Kariatty and it was consecrated on 31 December 2006.

On 24 June 2009, Pope Benedict XVI raised St George Forane Church to the status of minor basilica. Together with an underground parish hall where wedding gatherings are commonly held, it covers about 24,000 sq ft (2,200 m2).[3] It has three chandeliers that are switched on daily during the Holy Qurbana. As of April 2020,


As of April 2020, the Rector of the basilica is Very Rev. Dr. Jimmy Poochakkatt.

Assist Vicars are:

Fr.Sibin Manayampilly & Fr.Arun Therully

Catholic families : 2400
Catholic population : 10800

References

  1. ^ Malekandathil (2020).
  2. ^ Department of Tourism. "Descriptions of St. Thomas Christians".
  3. ^ St. George Basilica

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