Welcome to the Diocese of Idukki

The diocese of Idukki was erected by His Holiness Pope John Paul II bifurcating the diocese of Kothamangalam. The bull of creation Maturescens Catholica Fides was promulgated on 19-12-2002, the declaration was on 15-01-2003 and the Eparchy was inaugurated on 02-03-2003. The eparchy is dedicated to MAR SLIBHA. The name of the district 'Idukki' is supposed to be derived from the Malayalam word 'idukku' which means a narrow gorge. The river Periyar, which is one of the largest river

Mar John Nellikkunnel

Mar John Nellikunnel, present bishop of the Eparchy of Idukki was born on 22 March 1973 at Kadaplamattam in the Eparchy of Palai as the son of Mr.Varkey and Mrs Mary ...

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Mar Mathew Anikkuzhikkattil

Bishop Mathew Anikuzhikattil, the first and emeritus bishop of the eparchy of Idukki, was born on 23 September 1942, at Kuruvanal, near Pala, as the third child of Kunjukutty and ...

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