St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam, Cherthala

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Established allegedly by Christ's disciple St. Thomas, St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam is an important pilgrimage site and home to a holy relic brought from Ortona by Pope John Paul II in 1999. The apostle is said to have preached the gospel here for about a year, converting 1600 people to Christianity. The church also treasures a portrait of St. Thomas brought from Carmelite Monastery of Mannanam in 1897. See the replica of the granite cross he erected here at the time, which was later thrown in the lake by nonbelievers. A view of the lake from behind it is not to be missed. Legend has it that St. Francis Xavier visited the church in 1542. Plan to see St Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church ,Kokkamangalam and other attractions that appeal to you using our Cherthala trip itinerary builder app.
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  • Good religious place with good ambience. Clean and tidy upkeep. Divine atmosphere. The believers are well disciplined.  more »
  • This church was established by St Thomas one of the disciples of Jesus Christ in AD 52 is a must see place  more »
  • New modified church,lot of space and works.inside the church very silent.lake side view amazing
  • St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Kokkamangalam which holds a midway position among the seven churches founded by St. Thomas, is in the Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Ernakulam - Angamaly , in the South Indian state of Kerala
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