Angamaly st. Basilica old church
St. George Syro-Malabar Catholic Basilica is a basilica in Angamaly, Kerala, India. This Church was established in A.D 450. Angamaly was the first Syrian Archdiocese in India, established on 29 August 1567. Its jurisdiction was extended whole over India till the 16th century. The most ancient University for Malpan training was established at Angamaly before the arrival of the Portuguese. The Chaldean bishop Mar Abraham was ordained as the Archbishop of Angamaly diocese and Mar Hormiz Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, Angamaly was the Cathedral church at that time.
The New Angamaly St. George Basilica was constructed under the bold leadership of late Very Rev. Fr. 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 Basilica. The Present Rector of this Basilica is Very. Rev. Dr. Kuriakose Mundadan. Along with an underground Parish hall where weddings gatherings are commonly held, it covers about 24,000 sq ft (2,200 m2). It has a large chandelier as an added accessory, switched on daily along with two others in each and every mass. It is one of the most Visited Churches in Kerala.