Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Chanda

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Eparchy of Chanda
चांदा च्या बिशपच्या अधिकारातील प्रदेश
Location
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Nagpur
Metropolitan Nagpur
Statistics
Area 32,233 km2 (12,445 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2009)
3,764,000
14,757 (0.4%)
Parishes 6
Information
Denomination Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
Rite East Syrian Rite
Established 26 February 1977
Cathedral Cathedral of St Thomas the Apostle in Ballarpur
Patron saint St Thomas the Apostle
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop Mar George Alencherry
Bishop Mar Vijay Anand Nedumpuram
Metropolitan Archbishop Mar Abraham Viruthakulangara
Vicar General Joy Puthussery
Website
Website of the Diocese

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Chanda is an Eastern Catholic eparchy of the East Syrian Rite Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, located in India. It was created in 1977 by the Bull 'Nostra Ipsorum’ of Pope Paul VI, Januarius Palathuruthy CMI became the first bishop. On Thursday, 31 July 2014, Pope Francis accepted the resignation of Bishop Mar Vijay Anand Nedumpuram, and appointed Mar Ephrem Nariculam of the Syro-Malabar Archeparchy of Ernakulam-Angamaly, who until now had been serving as Chaplain of the Syro-Malabar Community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and also as Coordinator of Priestly Formation at a Seminary and as a Lecturer in Theology in the city.[1]

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