Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Puthur

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Diocese of Syro-Malankara Eparchy of Puthur
Eparchia Puthurensis
Country India
Territory Karnataka
Ecclesiastical province Syro-Malankara Archdiocese of Tiruvalla
Area 51,950 km2 (20,060 sq mi)
- Catholics

Parishes 21
Denomination Eastern Catholic
Rite Syro-Malankara
Established 25 January 2010
Cathedral St. Joseph’s Cathedral
Secular priests 10
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Geevarghese Divannasios Ottathengil

The Syro-Malankara Eparchy of Puthur was established on 25 January 2010 with the northern parts of the territory of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Bathery. It is the first Syro-Malankara diocese in Karnataka. Bishop Geevarghese Divannasios Ottathengil was appointed as its first ordinary. The Puttur Diocese has 22 churches under it spread across the civil districts of Dakshina Kannada, Udupi, Kodagu, Hassan, Chikmagalur, Mandya, Mysore, Shimoga and Chamarajanagar. There are 36 educational and 4 charitable institutions.

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Coordinates: 12°46′N 75°13′E / 12.767°N 75.217°E / 12.767; 75.217