Mar Mathew Moolakkatt, O. S. B. (Metropolitan Archbishop of Kottayam)
He was born on February 27,1953 at Uzhavoor in Kottayam District. He was ordained priest on the 27th December, 1978. He has B.Sc., B. Ed., M.A. in Sociology and doctorate in Canon Law. In 1994 he joined the Vallombrosan Benedictine Monastery and made the Final Profession on December 5, 1998. On December 28, 1998 he was nominated Bishop of Holler and appointed Auxiliary Bishop of Kottayam. He received the Episcopal Ordination on 6th January, 1999 from His Holiness Pope John Paul II. Later on August 15, 2003 H. H. Pope John Paul II appointed Mar Mathew Moolakatt as Co-adjutor Bishop of the Eparchy of Kottayam. He took over as the Metropolitan of the Archdiocese of Kottayam on January 14, 2006.
He is now serving as the member of CBCI Commission for Justice Peace and Development. He is a member of the K.C.B.C Commission for Youth. He is an elected member of the Permanent Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church and also a member of the Synodal Commission for Liturgical Texts. He is the Chairman of the Synodal Commission for St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor .