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 sede vacante

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. He later resigned on January 24, 2017 due to health problems.[1] 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