Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Ujjain

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Diocese of Ujjain
Dioecesis Uiiainensis
उज्जैन के सूबा
Country India
Ecclesiastical province Bhopal
Metropolitan Bhopal
Area 18,225 km2 (7,037 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2010)
3,398 (0.1%)
Rite Syro-Malabarese
Cathedral St. Mary’s Cathedral in Ujjain
Patron saint Saint Paul
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Major Archbishop George Alencherry
Bishop Sebastian Vadakel
Metropolitan Archbishop Leo Cornelio
Website of the Diocese

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Ujjain (Ujjain of the Syro-Malabars) is an Syro-Malabar eparchy (Eastern Catholic) in India, part of the rite-specific the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church (Syro-Oriental Rite).

It thus depends on the Roman Congregation for the Oriental Churches, but is simultaneously a suffragan see in the ecclesiastical province of the Latin Metropolitan Archdiocese of Bhopal.

Its cathedral episcopal see is St. Mary’s Cathedral, in Ujjain, Madhya Pradesh state.


As per 2014, it pastorally served 4,602 Eastern Catholics (0.1% of 6,253,649 total) on 18,441 km² in 41 parishes and a mission with 93 priests (41 diocesan, 52 religious), 433 lay religious (120 brothers, 313 sisters) and 9 seminarians.


  • It was created on 29 July 1968 as Apostolic Exarchate of Ujjain, on territory split off from the (Latin) Diocese of Indore.
  • On 26 February 1977 the Apostolic Exarchate was elevated to Diocese of Ujjain.


(all Syro-Malabar Rite)

Apostolic Exarch of Ujjain
Suffragan Eparchs (Bishops) of Ujjain
  • John Perumattam, M.S.T. (see above 26 February 1977 – retired 4 April 1998), died 2011
  • Sebastian Vadakel, M.S.T. (4 April 1998 – ... ), no previous prelature

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