Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Melbourne
Eparchy of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne (Syro-Malabar)
|Sui iuris church||Syro-Malabar Catholic Church|
|Rite||East Syriac Rite|
|Established||11 January 2014|
|Cathedral||St. Alphonsa Cathedral|
|Eparch||Mar Bosco Puthur|
The St. Thomas the Apostle Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Melbourne is an eparchy (Eastern Catholic diocese) of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church sui iuris in Australia. The eparchy, established in 2014, is the second eparchy of the Syro-Malabar Church outside India, after the Eparchy of Chicago, and it has jurisdiction over Syro-Malabar Catholics in the entirety of Australia.
The eparchy was established on 2013.12.23 as Diocese (without previous missionary stage) of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne, on Australian territory previously without jurisdiction of the Syro-Malabar rite.
As per 2014, it pastorally served 50,000 Catholics with 17 priests (5 diocesan, 12 religious), 12 lay religious (brothers).
- Eparchs (Bishops)
The first and current bishop of the eparchy is Mar Bosco Puthur, appointed by Pope Francis in 2014,  born in India 1946.05.28, ordained Priest 1971.03.27, consecrated Bishop 2010.02.13; previously Titular Bishop of Foratiana (2010.01.18 – 2013.12.23) as Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malabars (2010.01.18 – 2013.12.23) permanent Apostolic Visitator to .