About Us

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.


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 Nellikunnel. Having completed his school education in St. Mary’s High School, Mariapuram, he joined the Minor Seminary of the Eparchy of Kothamangalam in 1988 for his ...

Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil: A Tribute (1942-2020)



With the sad demise of Mar Mathew Anikuzhikattil the diocese of Idukki and the “High Ranges” lost a good shepherd and an inspiring leader. The people of Idukki irrespective of religion and political affiliations mourn at his death. At this moment of sorrow, we remember with gratitude the great ...

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