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St Antony’s Forane Church

The St. Antony’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Forane Church is located at OllurThrissur city in KeralaIndia. The church belongs to Syro-Malabar Catholic Archdiocese of Thrissur. According to rough figures there are around 3000 Christian families in the parish. Because of the huge presence of Christian people in Ollur, with its religious, educational, medical, social-service, and secular organizations and institution, Ollur has been called as Chinna Roma (Small Rome). The church is constructed on a hill-top which is the highest location in the area. The church is surrounded by a huge protective compound wall called Elephant Wall(Aana Mathil).When Thrissur Vicariate Apostolic was erected in 1887, Ollur was the richest, most populous, and influential parish, so much that the Vicar of the Ollur parish were included in Adolph Medlycott‘s four-member diocesan apex council. St. Anthony’s Forane Church has 18 churches under its jurisdiction.