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Syro Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Puthur

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Territory  Karnataka
Denomination  Eastern Catholic
Cathedral  St. Joseph’s Cathedral
Area  51,950 km²
Country  India
Parish  21
Parishes  21
Rite  Syro-Malankara
Pope  Francis
Population - Catholics  2270
Established  25 January 2010
Secular priests  10
Ecclesiastical province  Syro-Malankara Catholic Archeparchy of Tiruvalla

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. 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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Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Puthur Wikipedia


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