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Tuesday, March 6, 2012


Vatican City, 6 March 2012 (VIS) - The Holy Father erected the new eparchy of Faridabad of the Syro-Malabars (priests 44, religious 200) India. He appointed Msgr. Kuriakose Bharanikulangara of the clergy of Ernakulam-Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars, India, counsellor of the apostolic nunciature to Germany, as first bishop of the new diocese, conferring upon him the title of archbishop "ad personam". The archbishop-elect was born in Karippassery, India in 1959 and ordained a priest in 1983. He studied in Rome before entering the diplomatic service of the Holy See, with which he has served in a number of different countries.


  1. It is really a proud to each and every Syro-Malabar Catholic and extends respect and prayer to the Holy See.

  2. Most welcom and the heartiest CONGRADULATIONS to the new Eparchy of Faridabad.

  3. It is most welcome initiative of the Holy See to have erected the new syro malabar dioces.It is a proud moment for every syro malabar catholic and to the whole church.

    Antony Joseph Puthenpurackal


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