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Syro Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Mavelikara

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The Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Mavelikara is a suffragan Eparchy (diocese) of Major Archiepiscopal Archeparchy (Metropolitan Archbishop]]) of Trivandrum, who is also the major Archbishop (head) of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, the Antiochian Rite Eastern Catholic Church in India.

Its see is at Mavelikkara, a taluk and municipality in the southern part of Alappuzha district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala, on the banks of the Achankovil River.

It is the 6th eparchy of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, established on 2007.01.02 on territory foremrly belonging to the Metropolitan archeparchies. It has 94 parishes and 37,000 members. The first bishop of this eparchy is Joshua Mar Ignathios. Patron saint is the Blessed Virgin Mary, to whom the cathedral is also devoted.

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