Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Faridabad

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Country India
Area950,000 km2 (370,000 sq mi)
- Catholics

150,000 (Syro-Malabarese)
DenominationSyro-Malabar Catholic Church
RiteEast Syriac Rite
Established6 March 2012
CathedralKristuraja Cathedral, Faridabad
Current leadership
BishopKuriakose Bharanikulangara
Vicar GeneralMsgr. Jose Edassery

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Faridabad is a diocese of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in Faridabad, a city in Haryana, India. Erected on 6 March 2012 by Pope Benedict XVI it serves around 150,000 Syro-Malabar Catholics in the area of Delhi. [1][2] Its first and current eparch is Kuriakose Bharanikulangara, with the personal title of archbishop.[1] The eparch resides in Faridabad, where the Kristuraja Cathedral (Christ the King Cathedral) is located.[3]

The eparchy has a size of 950,000 km², spreads over several jurisdictions of Latin rite Catholic dioceses and covers the National Capital Territory of Delhi, the States of Haryana, Punjab, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu-Kashmir as well as the Districts of Gautambuddhanagar and Ghaziabad (part of the State of Uttar Pradesh).[4]

Past and present ordinaries[edit]

Ordinary Year of appointment Last year of service
Kuriakose Bharanikulangara 2012 present


  1. ^ a b "Erezione dell'Eparchia di Faridabad dei Siro-Malabaresi (India) e Nomina del Primo Eparca" (in Italian). Holy See Press Office. 2012-03-06. Archived from the original on 2013-04-21. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  2. ^ "New Syro-Malabar diocese to be based in Faridabad". The Hindu. 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2012-03-12.
  3. ^ "A new Syro- Malabar Eparchy in the region of Delhi". Conference of Religious India Bulletin. 2012-03-07. Retrieved 2012-03-09.
  4. ^ "Announcement of His Beatitude Mar George Cardinal Alencherry Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church" (PDF). The Syro-Malabar Archiepiscopal Curia. 2012-03-06. Retrieved 2012-03-10.

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