Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Ramanathapuram

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Eparchy of Ramanathapuram
Location
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Archeparchy of Thrissur
Coordinates Coordinates: 12°59′34″N 77°36′41″E / 12.9926881°N 77.6112872°E / 12.9926881; 77.6112872
Statistics
Parishes 128
Information
Denomination Syro-Malabar Catholic
Rite East Syrian Rite
Cathedral Holy Trinity Cathedral,Coimbatore
Secular priests 1632
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Mar Paul Alappatt

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Ramanathapuram is situated in Ramanathapuram city in Coimbatore District of Tamil Nadu. The eparchy includes Coimbatore, Tirupur, Erode and Karur districts. The eparchy of Ramanathapuram was created by bifurcating Syro-Malabar Catholic eparchy of Palghat. The present Bishop of Ramanathapuram is Moar Paul Alappat. Holy Trinity Church, Ramanathapuram is the cathedral of the eparchy and the bishop's residence is also at Ramanathapuram. The eparchy is a suffragan of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Archeparchy of Thrissur. The diocese was created by Mar Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil, by his decree on January 18, 2010. The eparchy has an area of 18,525 km2 with a total population of 89, 24,717 of which around 15,694 are Syro-Malabar Catholics.[1] [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Inauguration of the Eparchy of Ramanathapuram on April 11". Chennai, India: The Hindu. April 7, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-04. 
  2. ^ "3 bishops for Syro-Malabar Church from Thrissur". Chennai, India: The Hindu. January 19, 2010. Retrieved 2011-01-04.