Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Kanjirappally

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Eparchy of Kanjirapally
Dioecesis Kanirapallensis
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Changanassery
Metropolitan Changanassery
Area 2,017 km2 (779 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2011)
228,700 (16.5%)
Rite Syro-Malabar Rite
Established 26 February 1977
Cathedral Cathedral of St Dominic in Kanjirappally
Patron saint Blessed Virgin Mary
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop George Alencherry
Bishop Mathew Arackal
Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Perumthottam
Emeritus Bishops Mathew Vattackuzhy Bishop Emeritus (1987-2000)
Website of the Diocese

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Kanjirapally is a Catholic diocese in India, under the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.

Mar Mathew Arackal, Bishop of Kanjirappally and Rev. Dr. Prasant Payyappilly Palakkappilly along with other priests during the 81st death anniversary of Servant of God Mar Varghese Payyappilly Palakkappilly
Mar Mathew Arackal, Bishop of Kanjirapally, with Pope Benedict XVI.

It was erected by Pope Paul VI in the bull "Nos Beati Petri Successores" in February 1977, which separated the eastern part of the Archdiocese of Changanachery and erected the new Diocese of Kanjirapally, as a suffragan of the same Archdiocese. Mar Mathew Arackal is the current Bishop.[1]

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