Website Header
Don't miss to witness these in the Cathedral...

Welcome to St. Xavier's Cathedral, Kottar
The First Church dedicated to St. Francis Xavier in the world!
St. Xavier's Cathedral (Kottar), it dates back to 16th century dedicated to St.Francis Xavier. St. Francis Xavier, Professor from Paris, came to the southern tip of the peninsula in 1543 to work among the Paravars. In 1544 he baptized more than 10,000 Paravars along the coast of Travancore from Thutur to Pallam. It is said that the Maharaja of Travancore gladly gave his consent to the conversion out of gratitude for the saint who, armed only with a crucifix, forced the invading Badagas to retreat at Vadasery. Thus Christianity flourished with the help of the then Maharajah of Travancore, Unni Kerala Varma. In the year 1544, a small church was built by St. Francis Xavier with the help of the then Travancore king (This chapel for Mother Mary is still prevented as a part of St. Xavier's Cathedral, Kottar, where continuous 12 hours adoration is carried out daily in week days).

Read More...



Religious Administration


Most Rev. Peter Remegius

Bishop, Diocese of Kottar.

Rev. Fr. Albert George Alexander

Vicar Forane, Kottar Vicariate

Rev. Fr. Grace Gunabal Arachi

Parish Priest of the Cathedral

Assistant Parish Priest of the Cathedral