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Malayalam Website on Pope Francis

Posted by Nelson MCBS on December 30, 2013

മലയാളത്തിൽ ആദ്യമായി മാർപാപ്പയ്ക്കൊരു വെബ്സൈറ്റ് 


Click here to go to ഫ്രാൻസിസ് പാപ്പ: Malayalam Website of Pope Francis

Biography of Pope Francis   Speeches of Pope Francis   Interviews of Pope Francis

Anecdotes of Pope Francis        Articles of Pope Francis        Quotes of Pope Francis

ലോകത്ത് ആദ്യമായിട്ടാണ് ഫ്രാന്‍സിസ് മാര്‍പാപ്പയുടെ പേരില്‍ ഒരു വെബ്‌സൈറ്റ് തുടങ്ങുന്നത്. അത് മലയാളത്തിന് സ്വന്തം.  മാര്‍പാപ്പയുടെ പ്രഭാഷണങ്ങളും പരിപാടികളും അതതു ദിവസംതന്നെ മലയാളത്തില്‍ ഈ വെബ്‌സൈറ്റില്‍ ലഭിക്കും. വെബ്‌സൈറ്റില്‍ മാര്‍പാപ്പയുടെ ജീവചരിത്രം, ചാക്രിക ലേഖനങ്ങള്‍, അപ്പോസ്‌തോലിക പ്രബോധനങ്ങള്‍, മറ്റു ഭാഷയില്‍ നല്‍കുന്ന അഭിമുഖങ്ങള്‍, പ്രസംഗങ്ങള്‍, ഹൃദയസ്പര്‍ശിയായ പ്രവര്‍ത്തനങ്ങള്‍ എന്നിവ ലഭ്യമാകും.

Marpapa Website

News: And now, Pope Francis has a website in Malayalam. Malayalam versions of the Pope’s speeches, encyclicals, discourses and messages will be uploaded on

Cardinal Mar Baselios Cleemis of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church launched the site at the Sarvodaya School here on Sunday.

He said that Pope Francis was a gift of God to mankind. Minister of State for Human Resources Shashi Tharoor said that the current Pope will be ranked amongst the most influential figures of our times.

The website was designed by Rev Jacob Naluparayil, editor of Karunikan Publications under the Missionaries of the Blessed Sacrament.

The website will be maintained by Karunikan Publications and the Thiruvananthapuram Major Archdiocese.

Fr Bovas Mathew, Dr Jacob Naluparayil MCBS were also present at the function.


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Indian Major Archbishops with Pope Francis

Posted by Nelson MCBS on November 22, 2013

Major Archbishop of Syro-Malabar Church Cardinal George Alenchery and Major Archbishop of Syro-Malankara Church Cardinal Cleemis Meets Pope Francis.

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Diocese of Bathery

Posted by Nelson MCBS on March 11, 2013

The Catholic Diocese of Bathery was established in 1978 by His Holiness Pope John Paul II and was formally inaugurated on2nd February 1979. By the grace of God, recently the diocese of Bathery was bifurcated and the new diocese of Puttur was erected by His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI. This was mainly due to the geographic vastness of the area. At present we have nearly 25,000 Malankara Catholic faithful in 102 parishes and mission stations in the diocese of Bathery. His Excellency Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios is transferred to the diocese of Puttur and His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas appointed as the new  bishop of Bathery. The eparchy comprises of the district of Nilgiris of Tamilnadu State; Malappuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Wayanad and Kasargod districts of Kerala State. The diocesan headquarters is situated in Sulthan Bathery in the district of Wayanad in Kerala.


 The Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Bathery is the fruit of the missionary zeal and desire for the unity of the Church expressed by the committed laity, priests and prelates of the Syro-Malankara Church. In 1958, the Holy See extended the jurisdiction of the Eparchy of Tiruvalla further towards the North of Kerala and some districts of Karnataka and Tamilnadu. After the extension His Excellency late Zacharias Mar Athanasios sent priests to the new regions. These pioneers of Malabar mission began to work zealously among the Malankara faithful and they gave leadership for the Re-union movement and Evangelization. As a result parishes and mission centers were established in different places. In order to accelerate the re-union movement and evangelization, His Excecellency Most Rev. Zacharias Mar Athanasios requested the Holy See to bifurcate the Diocese of Thiruvalla and to erect a new Diocese with Sulthan Bathery as its headquarters. His Holiness Pope John Paul II erected the Eparchy of Bathery on 28th October 1978 and Rev. Dr. Cyril Malancheruvil was appointed as the first Bishop of Bathery.

His Excellency Most Rev. Cyril Mar Baselios officially took charge of the Eparchy of Bathery on 2nd Ferbruary 1979 and the new diocese was inaugurated during the solemn function held at St. Thomas Pro-Cathedral, Sulthan Bathery. There were arround 8500 Malankara Catholic faithful in 43 parishes and mission stations at the beginning of the diocese. The pastoral care of the community was entrusted to 18 diocesan priests and 2 priests from Bethany Ashram who was zealous and committed in the Apostolate. Bethany sisters and sisters of Deena Sevana Sabha also gave valuable services in different parts of the diocese. As a result, thousands of families and some priests from prominent families came into full communion of the Catholic Church. Within a short period of time, many parishes and mission stations were established in different parts of the Eparchy.

Most Rev. Cyril Mar Baselios gave great leadership for all the pastoral activities. The far-sighted vision of Mar Baselios led the Eparchy in the hights of its growth. The Apostolate of the Eparchy was organized under various departments. The faith formation of the children, youth, men and women were guaranteed by the Apostolate of Catechism, youth ministry, ‘Pithrusangam’ and ‘Mathrujyothis’. The Bible Apostolate Department takes initiative for the promotion of Bible studies and distribution of Bible among the faithful. Malankara Catholic Association is the official organization of the Malankara Catholic faithful for the Social involvement and leadership. The Eparchy also gave due importance to its social commitment, taking seriously the life situation of the people around. The Eparchy chalked out a social programme aimed at promoting the integral growth of men and Women. The Social Service Centre, named Shreyas, which is the official organ of the Eparchy for promoting Social justice and fellowship, is instituted in view of creating a more human and just society, based on Gospel values, through a scientific programme of mass education, mass mobilization and mass action. The Eparchy also started few educational institutions under the Corporate Educational Agency of the Eparchy to impart a value based education to the youth irrespective of caste and creed.

Msgr.Mathew Nedungatt and Msgr.Thomas Thannickakuzhy, Msgr. Thomas Charivupurayidom and Msgr. Eldho Puthenkandathil served the Eparchy as its Vicar Generals. The Diamond Jubilee of the Malankara Reunion Movement was celebrated in the Eparchy on 20, 21 September 1990 at Sulthan Bathery.

His Eminence Wladislao Cardinal Rubin, the former Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches visited the Eparchy on 9th January 1981 and inaugurated the Pastoral Council and Parish Senate in the Diocese.

The Eparchy of Bathery was blessed by the .visit of His Eminence Simon D. Cardinal Lourdusamy, the then Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches on 25 August 1987.

After 17 years of inspiring leadership in the Diocese, His Excellency Most Rev. Cyril Mar Baselios left for Trivandrum on 12 December 1995 as he was appointed Metropolitan Archbishop of Trivandrum and the Head of the Malankara Catholic Church. His Grace Cyril Mar Baselios took charge of the Church and of the Archdiocese of Trivandrum on 14 December 1995. From 14 December 1995 till 5 February 1997, the Eparchy was led by Rev. Msgr.ThomasThannickakuzhy as its Administrator. On 18 December 1996 His Holiness pope John Paul ll appointed Very Rev. Dr. Varghese Ottathengil, the then Rector of St.Mary’s Malankara Major Seminary, Trivandrum as the new Bishop of Bathery, Msgr.Varghese Ottathengil was consecrated as Bishop on 5 February 1997 at Mar Athanasios Nagar, Bathery by His Grace Cyril Mar Baselios, the Head of the Malankara Catholic Church.

Rev. Dr. lsaac Thottunkal was the Vicar general of the Eparchy from 1999 to 2001. Then he was appointed Apostolic Visitor for North America & Europe and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archieparchy of Trivandrum, on 18 June 2001. His Excellency Rt. Rev. Msgr. lsaac Mar Cleemis was consecrated as bishop on 15 August 2001 at St. Mary’s Malankara Catholic Church, Thirumoolapuram, Thiruvalla.

The Eparchy of Bathery celebrated its Silver Jubilee year from 28 October 2002 to 28 October 2003. The SilverJubilee celebrations began with the Holy Qurbono by His Grace Most Rev.Dr.Cyril Mar Baselios, the first Bishop of Bathery and with the solemn declaration of the Jubilee year by His Excellency Most Rev Dr.Geevarghese Mar Divannasios On 28 October at St.Thomas Cathedral, Bathery. The concluding celebration of the Jubilee year was held along with the 73rd Re-union celebration of the Malankara Catholic Church on 18 to 20′ September 2003.

During the past years, the Eparchy of the Bathery and its pastoral leadership was formly established in the different geographical area of the Eparchy. As a result many parishes and mission stations together with social, charitable and educational institutions were established to the Karnataka region of the Eparchy. A new Eparchy for the Karnataka region was a long cherished dream of the Malankara Catholic faithful in the region. This dream was fulfilled at the moment of the solemn declaration of the new Eparchy of Puttur on 25th January 2010.

The Eparchy of Bathery was bifurcated and the new Eparchy of Puttur was established by the Holy Episcopal synod of the Malankara Catholic Church. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios was appointed as the first bishop of the Eparchy of Puttur. His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas was appointed as the third Bishop of the Eparchy of Bathery. The enthronement of the new bishop was held on 13th April 2010. At present the Eparchy of Bathery compraise of the civil districts of Wayanad, Malapuram, Kozhikode, Kannur, Kasargode of Kerala State and Nilgiris of Tamil Nadu. The ecclessiastical districts of the Eparchy at present are Bathery,Pulpally, Nilgiris, Nilambur, Edakkara, Kozhikode, Mananthavady and Kannur.

There are 87 priests of the diocesan clergy, three priests from Bethany Ashram and one priest from the OCD congregation who render their dedicated service for the pastoral care of the community. Sisters from Bethany Congregation, Daughters of Mary, Deena Sevana Sabha, Holy Spirit Sisters, FMM Sisters, John the Baptist Sisters are also give their valuable service in the Eparchy.


Catholic Bishop’s House
Sulthan Bathery PO – 673 592
Wayanad Dt.
Kerala, India
Ph: +91 4936 220207
Fax: +91 4936 221287



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Year of Faith – Syro-Malabar Church

Posted by Nelson MCBS on November 29, 2012

Year of Faith Logo

Year of Faith: Official Theme Song in Malayalam

Lyrics & Music – Santhosh Thomas

Sung by –  Wilson Piravom

Recoding – Joy Joseph, Amala Studio, Kanjirapally

Click here to Download the MP3 of the Official Theme Song of the Year of Faith

Click here to Download Other Material for the Year of Faith

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Year of Faith Diocese of Clifton Pilgrimage To The Holy Land (Photo credit: Catholic Church (England and Wales))

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Year of Faith Diocese of Clifton Pilgrimage To The Holy Land (Photo credit: Catholic Church (England and Wales))



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Posted by Nelson MCBS on August 11, 2012

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