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GENERAL KNOWLEDGE
[February 2016]
Compiled by Jenson Jacob Pellissery
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Date of canonization of Blessed Mother Teresa 4th September 2016


Feast Day of Blessed Mother Teresa 5th September (She passed away on 5th September 1997)
Which Encyclical has its 125th anniversary commemorated on 15th May 2016? Rerum Novarum (published on 15th May
1891 by Pope Leo XIII)
Who called Rerum Novarum as Magna Carta of Catholic Social Teaching? St. Pope John XXIII
Pope who is known as Pope of Workers Pope Leo XIII
Encyclical issued by St. Pope John Paul II commemorating the Centenary of Reum Novarum in 1991 (May 1)
Centesimus Annus (Silver Jubilee of Centesimus Annus is observed on 1 st May 2016; meaning of the title is 100th year)
Congregation which had its second centenary of foundation commemorated by Church on 25th January 2016 Missionary
Oblates of Mary Immaculate (O.M.I.) Founded by St. Eugene Charles Joseph De Mazenod on 25th January 1816 in Italy.
Pontifical Council which has the 35th anniversary of its establishment commemorated on 9th May 2016
Pontifical Council for the Family (Established on 9th May 1981)
Pontifical Council which has the 45th anniversary of its establishment commemorated on 15th July 2016
Pontifical Council Cor Unum (Established on 15th July 1971)
Pontifical Council which will commemorate Golden Jubilee of its foundation on 6th January 2017 Pontifical Council for
the Laity (Established on 6th January 1967 by Bl. Pope Paul VI with Motu Propio Catholicam Christi Ecclesiam)
Pontifical Council which will commemorate Golden Jubilee of its foundation on 6th January 2017
Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace (Established on 6th January 1967 as a Pontifical Commission by Bl. Pope Paul VI
with Motu Propio Catholicam Christi Ecclesiam and later name changed to Pontifical Council by St. Pope John Paul II.
How is the year proclaimed as by Pope Francis observed from December 8, 2015 (Golden Jubilee of the closing of 2 nd
Vatican Council) to November 20, 2016 (Feast day of Christ the King)? Extraordinary Holy (Jubilee) Year of Mercy
Pope who closed the Second Vatican Council on 8th December 1965 Blessed Pope Paul VI
Papal Bull published by Pope Francis on 11th April, 2015 for the indiction of Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy
Misericordiae Vultus [Face of Mercy]
Theme of the Extraordinary Jubilee of Mercy Be merciful just as your Father is merciful [Luke 6:36]
Motto of the Holy Year of Mercy Merciful like the Father
The first spouses in the history of Church canonized as a couple St. Louis Martin and St. Zelie Guerin Martin (Parents of
St. Therese of Lisieux; Canonized on 18th October 2015 during the Synod of Bishops; Feast : July 12)
Sister of St. Therese of Lisieux who was designated Servant of God in 2015 Leonie Martin (Sr. Francoise Therese)
Country visited by Pope Francis from 12th to 17th February 2016 Mexico
New Auxiliary Bishop of Kanjirappilly Diocese appointed on 4 th February 2016 Bishop Jose Pulickal
New Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum Diocese appointed on 2nd February 2016 Bishop Christudas Rajappan
New Bishop of Vijayawada Diocese appointed on 2nd February 2016 Bishop Joseph Raja Rao Thelegathoti
Theme of the World Peace Day in 2016 (January 1) Overcome indifference and win peace
Day observed as World Peace Day every year by the Catholic Church January 1 (instituted by Bl. Pope Paul VI)
Theme of the 51st International Eucharistic Congress which was held from 24th to 31st January 2016 in Cebu, Philippines
Christ in You: Our Hope of Glory (Col.1:27)
Where in India was the 38th International Eucharistic Congress held? Bombay [1964 November 28 December 6]
Where and when will be the international celebration of the 31st World Youth Day in 2016 held? Krakow, Poland;
from July 25 - 31, 2016
Theme of the 31st World Youth Day in 2016 - Blessed are the merciful, for they will receive mercy (Mt 5:7)]
Homeland of St. Pope John Paul II Poland
Date on which 1050th anniversary of Baptism of Poland is commemorated 14th April 2016.
Founder of the Order of Minims, whose 6th birth centenary was observed on 27th January 2016 St. Francis of Paola O.M.
Year in which the Golden Jubilee of Catholic Charismatic Renewal Movement will be commemorated 2017 (in Rome)
Theme of 102nd World Day of Migrants and Refugees celebrated on 17 th January 2016
Migrants and refugees challenge us. The response of the Gospel of mercy."
Theme of 24th World Day of Sick 2016 (observed on 11th February every year)
Entrusting Oneself to the Merciful Jesus like Mary:Do whatever he tells you (Jn 2:5)
Theme of 53rd World Day of Prayer for Vocations observed on 17th April 2016 The Church, Mother of Vocations
Theme of 50th World Communications Day observed on 8th May 2016 Communication and Mercy: A Fruitful Encounter
When is World Day of Prayer for the Sanctification of Priests observed in 2016? 3rd June 2016
When was 2nd Internationl Day of Prayer and Awareness Against Human Trafficking observed? 8th February 2016
Second Encyclical of Pope Francis signed on 24 th May 2015 Laudato Si (Praise be to you Title of the Encyclical is
taken from St. Francis Assisis prayer Canticle of the Sun)
Date established by Pope Francis as World Day of Prayer for the Care of Creation September 1

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41. Apostolic Exarchate of Syro-Malabar Church erected by Pope Francis on 6th August 2015
St. Thomas Syro- Malabar Apostolic Exarchate of Canada; based at Mississauga in Toronto
42. First Exarch of the Syro- Malabar Apostolic Exarchate of Canada Bishop Dr. Jose Kalluvelil
43. Where is the first Parish in Italy established for Syro-Malabar Catholics Savona (declared in November 2015)
44. Day observed by Catholic Church as World Day for Consecrated Life 2nd February (St. John Paul II declared February 2,
the Feast of Presentation of Lord as World Day for Consecrated Life
45. Theme of 20th World Day for Consecrated Life commemorated on 2nd February 2016 Here I am, send me
46. How was the year 2015 observed by the Church? Year of Consecrated Life
(Opens on 30th November 2014 and closed on 2nd February 2016)
47. Theme of the Year of Consecrated Life Wake up the world
48. Which event is related to observance of Year of Consecrated Life ? Golden Jubilee of two 2nd Vatican Council documents:(i) Lumen Gentium (Dogmatic Constitution promulgated on 21 st November 1964; speaks of the Religious in its Chapter 6)
(ii) Perfectae Caritatis (Decree on Adaptation and Renewal of Religious Life; Proclaimed on 28 th October 1965)
49. Apostolic Exhortation of St. John Paul II on Consecrated Life Vita Consecrata (published on 25th March 1996)
50. Archbishop of San Salvador who was beatified on 23rd May 2015 Blessed Oscar Romero (Assassinated in 1980)
51. Saint proclaimed as 36th Doctor of Catholic Church by Pope Francis on 12 th April 2015 St. Gregory of Narek
52. What is the title of the 1990 codification of the common portions of the Canon Law for the Eastern Churches, which has its
Silver Jubilee commemorated in 2015? Codex Canonum Ecclesiarum Orientalium abbreviated as CCEO (Code of Canons
of the Eastern Churches)
53. Who promulgated Codex Canonum Ecclesiarum Orientalium (CCEO) and when? St. John Paul II on 18th October 1990
54. How many Oriental Church Rites are existing in the Catholic Church? 23
55. First President of the Pontifical Commission for the Revision of the Code of Oriental Canon Law Cardinal Mar Joseph
Parecattil (from 1972 till 1987; appointed by Blessed Pope Paul VI)
56. Author of the Autobiography Myself in my Vision ( ) Cardinal Mar Joseph Pareckattil
57. Dicastery of Roman Curia that was established by Pope Francis on 27th June 2015 and began functioning on 29th June 2015
with the authority over all the communication offices of the Holy See Secretariat for Communications
58. First Prefect of the Secretariat for Communications Msgr. Dario Edoardo Vigano
59. Catholic student organization which celebrated its centenary in 2015 Kerala Catholic Students League (KCSL)
60. Motto of KCSL Faith, Study, Service.
61. Saint whose 75th death anniversary is commemorated on 14th August 2016 St. Maxmilian Kolbe (Feast: August 14)
62. Saint whose 425th death anniversary is commemorated on 14th December 2016 St. John of the Cross (Feast: December 14)
63. Saint whose Fifth birth centenary was celebrated in 2015 St. Teresa of Avila (Born on 28th March 1515)
64. Saint whose Second Birth centenary was celebrated in 2015 St. Don Bosco (Born on 16th August 1815)
65. Patron of Young people - St. Don Bosco (Feast : January 31)
66. Theme of the 14th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops held at Vatican from 4th to 25th October, 2015
Vocation and Mission of Family in the Church and in the contemporary world (marked Golden Jubilee of the Synod )
67. Who established the Synod of Bishops? Blessed Pope Paul VI (on 15th September 1965)
68. Current Secretary General of Synod of Bishops Archbishop Lorenzo Baldisseri
69. Where was the 8th World Meeting of Families held from 22nd to 27th September 2015? Philadelphia, U.S.A
70. Theme of the 8th World Meeting of Families - Love is our Mission: The Family, Fully Alive
71. Who started the World Meeting of Families? St. John Paul II (in 1994)
72. President of the Pontifical Council for Family Archbishop Vincenzo Paglia
73. Apostolic Exhortation of St. John Paul II addressed to families on the role of Christian Family in the modern world
Familiaris Consortio (promulgated on 22nd November 1981)
74. How did Second Vatican Council refer Family to? - Domestic Church
75. 21st Ecumenical Council of the Catholic Church Second Vatican Council
76. Who convened Second Vatican Council? St. Pope John XXIII
77. Pope who opened the Second Vatican Council on 11 th October, 1962 St. Pope John 23
78. Who opened the second phase of Second Vatican Council? Blessed Pope Paul VI on 29th September 1963
79. About what did Pope John XXIII state as the spontaneous flower of an unexpected spring? Second Vatican Council
80. How many documents were produced by Second Vatican Council? 16 [4 Constitutions, 9 Decrees & 3 Declarations]
81. Archbishop of Ernakulam Archdiocese who participated in 2nd Vatican Council Mar Joseph Pareckattil
82. Official Organization of Vatican that handles the charity works of the Catholic Church - Caritas Internationalis
83. President of Caritas Internationalis Cardinal Luis Antonio Tagle (elected on 14th May 2015)
84. Bishop of Mandya Syro-Malabar eparchy Bishop Dr. Antony Kariyil C.M.I. (appointed on 26-8-2015)
85. Bishop of Satna Syro-Malabar eparchy (in Madhya Pradesh) Bishop Dr. Joseph Kodakallil (appointed on 22-7-2015)
86. Bishop of Adilabad Syro-Malabar eparchy (Telangana) Bishop Antony Prince Panengadan (appointed on 6-8-2015)
87. Last formed diocese in India Gurgaon [Syro-Malankara diocese established on 26th March 2015]
88. Total number of dioceses in India 170 (Syro-Malabar - 29, Latin -131, Syro-Malankara - 10)
89. Total number of dioceses in Kerala 31 (Syro-Malabar -13, Latin - 12, Syro-Malankara - 6)
90. Number of dioceses of Syro- Malabar Church 32 [Kerala - 13, Mission 16, Chicago 1, Melbourne 1, Canada-1]
91. Current Camerlengo (Chamberlain) of the Catholic Church Cardinal Jean Louis Tauran [sworn in on 9th March 2015]
92. Cardinal Secretary of State of Vatican Archbishop Pietro Parolin

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93. Spokesman of Vatican Fr. Federico Lombardi (also Director of Vatican Radio and Holy Sees Press Office)
94. Newspaper published from Vatican LOsservatore Romano (meaning Roman Observer Estd. in 1861)
95. Prefect of the Congregation for the Doctrine of Faith Cardinal Gerhard Ludwig Muller (Germany)
96. Prefect of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches Cardinal Leonardo Sandri
97. Apostolic Nuncio (Vaticans Ambassador/Representative) to India Cardinal Salvatore Pennacchio
98. President of KCBC [Kerala Catholic Bishops Conference] Cardinal Baselios Cleemis [Trivandrum]
99. President of CBCI [Catholic Bishops Conference of India] Cardinal Baselios Cleemis [Trivandrum]
100. President of Federation of Asian Bishops Conferences (FABC) Cardinal Oswald Gracias [Mumbai]
101. Present and Third Major Archbishop of Syro-Malabar Church Mar George Alanchery
102. Fourth Cardinal of Syro-Malabar Church - Cardinal Mar George Alanchery (appointed on 18 th Feb. 2012)
103. Present Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese - Cardinal Mar George Alanchery
104. Auxiliary Bishops of Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese
- Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath and Mar Jose Puthenveettil
105. Curia (Office) of the Catholic Church of Kerala P.O.C. [Pastoral Orientation Centre], Kochi
106. Location of Curia (Office) of the Syro- Malabar Church St. Thomas Mount, Kakkanad.
107. Spokesperson of Syro-Malabar Church Dr. Jimmy Poochakkatt
108. The first Major Archbishop of Syro-Malabar Church and second Cardinal in Kerala Mar Antony Padiyara
109. First head of the Syro-Malabar heirarchy and the first Archbishop of Ernakulam Archdiocese? Mar Augustine Kandathil
110. First Cardinal from Kerala Cardinal Mar Joseph Parecattil.
111. First Cardinal from India Cardinal Valerian Gracias [Bombay]
112. Archdioceses of Syro- Malabar Church Ernakulam-Angamaly, Changanachery, Thrissur, Thalassery, Kottayam.
113. Auxiliary Bishops of Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese - Mar Sebastian Adayanthrath & Mar Jose Puthenveettil
114. Number of Foranes in Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese 16
115. Whom is Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese dedicated to? Sacred Heart of Jesus
116. Cathedral Church of Ernakulam Angamaly Archdiocese St. Marys Cathedral Basilica, Ernakulam
117. Basilicas in Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese St. Marys Basilica, Ernakulam; St. Georges Basilica, Angamaly.
118. First Basilica in Kerala - St. Marys Basilica, Ernakulam [Number of Basilicas in Kerala 8]
119. First Catholic weekly published in Kerala - Sathyadeepam (1927)
120. First Saint of India St. Gonsalo Garcia [Feast: February 5]
121. First Woman Saint of India St. Alphonsa [19th August, 1910 28th July, 1946; Feast : July 28]
122. First male Saint of Kerala St. Chavara Kuriakose Elias (Feast : January 3)
123. Second Woman Saint of India St. Euphrasia Eluvathingal (Feast : August 29)
124. Who are the Keralites canonized on 23rd November 2014?
St.Chavara Kuriakose Elias (Feast : January 3) & St.Euphrasia Eluvathingal (Feast : August 29)
125. First Saint of Sri Lanka St. Joseph Vaz [Born in Goa; Canonization on 14 th January 2015; known as Apostle of Ceylon
126. Pope who was beatified on 19th October 2014 Blessed Pope Paul VI
127. Feast Day of Blessed Pope Paul VI September 26 (His birthday)
128. 266th Pope of the Church Pope Francis [Elected & Papacy began on 13th March 2013]
129. Previous Name of Pope Francis Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio S.J. (was the Cardinal of Buenos Aires)
130. Homeland of Pope Francis Argentina (Buenos Aires)
131. First Encyclical of Pope Francis signed on 29th June 2013 The Light of Faith [Lumen Fidei]
132. First Apostolic Exhortation of Pope Francis signed on 24 th November 2013 Joy of the Gospel [Evangelii Gaudium]
133. Name of the residence of Pope Francis St. Marthas House [Domus Sancta Marthae]
134. First Pope from Latin America - Pope Francis (First Pope from Americas & First Jesuit Pope)
135. Summer residence of Pope Castel Gandolfo [Summer in Italy is in the months of July and August]
136. Place where the Papal conclave is held Sistine Chapel, Vatican
137. Number of Cardinals who have the right to vote for Papal election (Maximum strength of Conclave) - 120
138. Total number of Cardinals in the Catholic Church 216 [out of that, 117 are electors in conclave, as in February 2016]
139. Cardinal Dean of College of Cardinals Cardinal Angelo Sodano
140. Prefect of the Congregation for the Causes of Saints Cardinal Angelo Amato
141. Secretary of Pontifical Council for Pastoral Care of Migrants and Itinerant people Bishop Dr. Joseph Kalathiparambil
142. Who declared Immaculate Conception of Blessed Virgin Mary as an Article of Faith on December 8, 1854?
- Pope Pius 9th (through the Papal Bull Ineffabilis Deus)
143. Who declared Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary as an Article of Faith (Dogma) on November 1, 1950?
- Pope Pius 12th (Dogma was defined through the Apostolic Constitution Munificentissimus Deus)
144. First Pope to visit Kerala St. Pope John Paul II [1986 February 7]
145. First Pope to visit India Pope Paul VI [1964 November 6]
146. First Pope to visit Holy Land Pope Paul VI (From 4th to 6th January 1964)
147. Pope who is known as Pope of Catechism St. Pope Pius X
148. Pope who is known as Pope of Children St. Pope Pius X
149. Pope of Holy Eucharist St. Pope Pius X [Feast : August 21]
150. Pope who quoted in his last will as I was born poor, I have lived poor, I wish to die poor St. Pope Pius X
151. Previous name of St. Pope Pius X Cardinal Joseph Sartho

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152. Patron of Catechism Teachers St. Charles Borromeo [Feast: November 4]


153. Name of your Catechism Text - .
154. Name of the Patron of your Parish - ...
155. Name of the Vicar of your Parish Rev. Fr. ..........
156. Slogan (Motto) of Sunday School Catechetical Year 2015 -16 of Ernakulam Angamaly Archdiocese
- Consecrated Life for the Witness of Faith

CATPLUS
157. Apostolic Constitution issued by Bl.Pope Paul VI on 1st January 1967, substantially revising the practical application of the
traditional doctrine relating to indulgences in the light of teachings of Vatican Council II Indulgentiarum Doctrina
158. What, according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church, is defined as the remission before God of the temporal
punishment due to sin whose guilt has already been forgiven? - Indulgence
159. Who is the author of the poetry Spiritual Canticle? St. John of the Cross [Feast : December 14]
160. Who wrote Ascent of Mount Carmel? - St. John of the Cross
161. Who is the author of The Dark Night of the Soul? - St. John of the Cross
162. Nun who became a Nobel Prize laureate Blessed Mother Teresa
163. Birthplace of Blessed Mother Teresa Skopje, Yugoslavia (Born on 26th August 1910)
164. Early name of Blessed Mother Teresa Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu (Gonxha means Rosebud or Little Flower)
165. Congergation in which Mother Teresa (Agnes) joined first Sisters of Loreto (Ireland)
166. Religious Congregation founded by Blessed Mother Teresa Missionaries of Charity (M.C.)
167. When did Blessed Mother Teresa pass away? 5th September 1997
168. The largest Catholic nation in the world Brazil
169. Who created the Crib for the first time in the world? St. Francis Assisi
170. Who is known as Second Christ? St. Francis Assisi
171. Pope who added the Luminous Mysteries to the Rosary Pope John Paul II [through Rosarium Virginis Mariae-2002]
172. Saint who popularized the devotion to Rosary St. Dominic [Feast: August 8]
173. Pope who declared October as the month for Rosary Pope Leo XIII
174. The country which is known as Land of Saint Mary Portugal
175. Whom did the famous English poet William Wordsworth mention about in his poem as the solitary boast of our tainted
human nature? Blessed Virgin Mary (in his poem The Virgin)
176. Pope who fixed August 15 as the date of the Feast of Assumption of Blessed Virgin mary St. Nicholas I
177. Evangelist who called our Blessed mother always as Mother of Jesus instead of her name Mary St. John
178. Meaning of the word Litany Petition, Supplication, Repetitive prayer. (word is from Greek)
179. Who composed Litany of Blessed Virgin Mary? St. Lawrence of Brindisi (16th century)
180. Who composed the prayer Hail Holy Queen (Salve Regina) ? Blessed Hermann of Reichenau (in the year 1054)
181. Which Congregation started reciting the prayer Hail Mary, Full of Grace? Franciscan congregation
182. Pope who added 3 Gloria Patri (Glory be to the Father) to the Angelus Pope Pius 7 (in 1815)
183. In which days should we stand up for reciting the Angelus? Saturday evening to Sunday evening.
184. What is the purpose of ringing the Church bell in all Churches three times daily- morning, noon and evening? To
commemorate the Incarnation of Jesus Christ and praise Mother Mary.
185. Non-canonical account of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary, which tells that Mother Mary died at the age of 72 and was
taken to heaven by the Angels on the third day Transitus Mariae
186. Word used by the Oriental Churches to mention about the Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary Dormition
187. To which feast is the abstinence of 15 days associated? Feast of Assumption of Blessed Virgin Mary (August 15)
188. Whose motto was Lord, either let me die or let me suffer? - St. Teresa of Avila (Feast: October 15)
189. Who is the founder of Discalced Carmelites? - St. Teresa of Avila (Her fifth birth centenary celebrated in 2015)
190. First woman Doctor of the Church - St. Teresa of Avila (named on 27th September 1970)
191. Autobiography of St. Augustine of Hippo Confessions
192. Saint who is known as Son of tears St. Augustine of Hippo
193. Saint who is known as Theologian of theologians and Doctor of the Doctors of Church St. Augustine of Hippo
194. Church Father who is known as Wise man among the saints and saint among the wise men St. Augustine
195. Founder of the Congregation Society of Jesus St. Ignatius Loyola
196. If these men and women could become saints, why cant I be a saint? Give the name of the book that inspired St. Ignatius
Loyola to say this and to become a saint? - The Golden Legend (by Jacobus da Varagine)
197. Patron of Parish Priests (all Priests) St. John Maria Vianney (Feast : August 4)
198. Apostle of India St. Thomas (declared by Pope Paul VI on 25 th March, 1972)
199. Second Apostle of India St. Francis Xavier
200. Place where the relics of St. Francis Xavier are stored Bom Jesus Basilica, Goa
201. Other name of St. Thomas and its meaning Didymus; In Greek it means Twin
202. When and where did St. Thomas arrive in India? AD 52; Maliyankara near Kodungallur (Musiris)
203. The date commemorating the arrival of St. Thomas in India November 21
204. First International Pilgrim Centre in India Malayattoor Kurisumudi (elevated in 2004)

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205. The Churches in Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese, founded by St. Thomas Kottakkavu, Kokkamangalam.
206. Church called Half Church (Arappally) among the Seven and a half Churches founded by St. Thomas Thiruvithamcode
207. Date of Feast of Dukhrana [St.Thomas Day] July 3 (Meaning of the Syrian word Dukhrana Remembrance )
208. Place and Year of martyrdom of St. Thomas? Mylapore near Chennai ; in the year AD 72
209. Where is the tomb of St. Thomas located? Mylapore, Chennai
210. Church in Italy where the relics of St. Thomas are stored Ortona (Church of St. Thomas the Apostle)
211. Which Church was the first Christian community? Church of Jerusalem
212. Place where the followers of Christ were first called Christians Antioch
213. The first printed book in the world Holy Bible
214. Who was the first to print Bible? In which year was Bible printed first? Johannes Gutenberg; in 1456
215. First Malayalam Translation of Bible- Sathyavedapusthakam (published in 1910)
216. English Protestant missionary who printed the first complete Malayalam Bible Benjamin Bailey
217. First printed book in Malayalam Samkshepavedartham (in 1772, Author: Clement Piyanus Pathiri)
218. First Travelogue in an Indian language Varthamana pusthakam (written in 1785 by Paremakkal Thoma Kathanar)
219. First printed newspaper in Malayalam Jnana Nikshepam (published from 1848 by Benjamin Bailey)
220. Author of Puthen Pana Arnos Pathiri
221. Head of Marthoma community known by the names Jathikku Karthavayan and Manavakula thilakan Arch Deacon
222. What was the name of the Copper plates on which were inscribed the royal grants issued by the kings or local rulers to the
Christians in ancient Kerala? Cheppedu (inscribed on copper plates)
223. What are the important Cheppedu ? Tharisappally Cheppedu 1, Tharisappally Cheppedu 2 (Tharisappally Cheppedu also
called Quilon Copper Plates), Iravikorthan Cheppedu or Veeraraghava Pattayam, Knayi Thomman Cheppedu.
224. In which year was Coonan Cross Oath taken by St. Thomas Christian community of Kerala? 1653 January 3
225. Saint who was known as Praying Mother during her lifetime itself St. Euphrasia Eluvathingal
226. I will never forget you, even if I die.( ) Whose blessed words? St. Euphrasia
227. Who is known by the name Kerala Carmala kusumam (Carmel Flower of Kerala)? St. Euphrasia Eluvathinkal
228. Which Congregation did St. Euphrasia Eluvathinkal belong to? - C.M.C. (Congregation of Mother of Carmel)
229. Where is the tomb of St Euphrasia Eluvathinkal located? - Ollur
230. Where is the tomb of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara located? Mannanam
231. When was St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara born? 10th February, 1805 [ Died on 3rd January 1871]
232. Who introduced first the system called "A school along with every church" calling it Pallikkoodam?
- St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara
233. Congregations founded by St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara C.M.I. and C.M.C.
234. First indigenous Congregation of Religious men in India C.M.I. (Carmelites of Mary Immaculate, founded in 1831)
235. First indigenous Congregation of Religious women in India - C.M.C. (Congregation of Mother of Carmel, founded in 1866)
236. A true Christian Family resembles the Heavenly Abode. Whose quote is this? St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara
237. Author of the book Oru Nalla Appante Chavarul (Testament of a Good Father) St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara
238. Name of the diary notes of St. Kuriakose Elias Chavara Chronicles ()
239. The first Khandakavya in Malayalam Martyrdom of Anastasia (Composed by St.Chavara Kuriakose Elias)
240. The noted poetric work of St. Chavara Kuriakose Elias Athmanuthapam ( )
241. First Priest honoured through a memorial postage stamp of India - St. Chavara Kuriakose Elias
242. Nun known as Nightingale of the Ashram Sr. Mary Benigna C.M.C (Mary John Thottam)
243. First recipient of Bharat Shiromani Award Blessed Mother Teresa
244. Indian state having maximum number of Christians Kerala (Minimum is in Himachal Pradesh)
245. First Pope who convened a Synod on Family St. Pope John Paul II (in 1980)
246. Who founded the Pontifical Council for the Family? - St. Pope John Paul II (on 13th May 1981)
247. Feasts
Feast of Feasts (Grand feast of Christians) - Easter Feast of St. Thomas [Dukhrana]
July 3
Feast of Epiphany [Deneha]
January 6 Exaltation of the Cross
September 14
Feast of Presentation of Lord February 2
248. Feasts of Blessed Virgin Mary
Feast of Solemnity of Mother of God January 1
Feast of her Immaculate Heart
June 28
Birth of Blessed Virgin Mary
September 8
Feast of our Lady of Mercy
September 24
Feast of her Presentation
November 21
249. Feasts of the Saints in Kerala
St. Alphonsa

St. Chavara Kuriakose Elias 250. Feasts of the Blessed in Kerala


Blessed Sr.Mariam Thresia

Feast of Annunciation
Feast of Assumption of our Lady
Feast of Our Lady of Dolours
Feast of our Lady of Rosary
Feast of Immaculate Conception

July 28 St. Euphrasia Eluvathinkal


January 3

June 8

March 25
August 15
September 15
October 7
December 8

Blessed Thevarparambil Kunjachan

August 29

October 16

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