East Syrian Rite
Thomas the Apostle
26 February 1977
| Syro-Malabar Catholic Church|
Cathedral of St Thomas the Apostle in Ballarpur
Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nagpur
(as of 2009); 3,764,000; 14,757 (0.4%)
It was created on 29 July 1968 as Apostolic Exarchate of Chanda, a pre-diocesan Eastern Catholic missionary jurisdiction, on then Latin territories, split off from its present Metropolitan, the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nagpur, and from the Roman Catholic Diocese of Amravati.
Promoted as Eparchy of Chanda on 26 February 1977 by the Bull Nostra Ipsorum of Pope Paul VI, promoting its Exarch to become the first Eparch (bishop).
Lost territory on 23 June 1999 to establish the Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Adilabad (a suffragan of the Latin Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Hyderabad)
Apostolic Exarch of Chanda
Januarius Paul Palathuruthy, Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (C.M.I.) ( July 1968 – 26 February 1977 see below)
Suffragan Eparchs (Bishops) of Chanda
Januarius Palathuruthy, C.M.I. ('see above 26 February 1977 – retired 1990.04.20)
Mar Vijay Anand Nedumpuram, C.M.I. (1990.04.20 – retired 2014.07.31), previously Prior General of Carmelites of Mary Immaculate (1985 – 1990.04.20)
Mar Ephrem Nariculam (2014.07.31 – ...), of the Syro-Malabar Archeparchy of Ernakulam-Angamaly, previously Chaplain of the Syro-Malabar Community in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and Coordinator of Priestly Formation at a Seminary and as a Lecturer in Theology in the city.
Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Chanda Wikipedia
The Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Chanda is an eparchy (Eastern Catholic diocese) of the East Syrian Rite Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, yet suffragan of the Latin Metropolitan Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Nagpur.
Its cathedral episcopal see is St. Thomas Cathedral, in Ballarpur, in India's Maharashtra state.