Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Adilabad

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Eparchy of Adilabad
आदिलाबाद के सूबा
Country  India
Ecclesiastical province Hyderabad
Metropolitan Hyderabad
Area 16,210 km2 (6,260 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2012)
14,547 (0.5%)
Parishes 32
Denomination Syro-Malabar Catholic Church
Rite East Syriac Rite
Established 23 June 1999
Cathedral Holy Family Cathedral in Adilabad
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop George Alencherry
Bishop Bishop-elect Antony Prince Panengaden
Metropolitan Archbishop Thumma Bala
Emeritus Bishops Joseph Kunnath

Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Adilabad was created by Pope John Paul II on July 23, 1999. The first bishop, Mar Joseph Kunnath, CMI, was ordained bishop on October 6, 1999 at which time the diocese also was inaugurated.

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