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New Dioceses of Mandya and Ramanathapuram Created

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NEW DELHI, Jan. 18, 2010, (CBCI News): His Beatitude Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil, Major Archbishop the of the Syro-Malabar Church, with the consent of the Synod of Bishops of the Syro- Malabar Church, having obtained the assent of the Holy See, has created the Eparchies of Ramanathapuram by carving out the civil districts of Coimbatore, Erobe, Karur and Thirueur from the Eparchy of Pal ghat, with its See and the Head-Quarters at Ramanathapuram and the Eparchy of Mandya by carving out the civil districts of Mandya, Hassan, Mysore and Chamaragnagar, from the Eparchy of Mananthavady, with the See and the Head Quarters at Mandya.

 In the same time, the Holy Father, Pope Benedict XVI, has giving his assent to the appointment of:

1. Reverend Monsignor Pauly Kannookadan, Secretary of the Archepiscopal Commission for Liturgy , Clergy , Institutes for Consecrated Life and Executive Director of L.R.C, as Eparchial Bishop of the Eparchy of lrinjalakuda.

2. Reverend Monsignor Remigiose Inchananiyil, Secretary , Chancellor and Judicial Vicar of the Eparchy of Thamarassery , as Eparchial Bishop of the same diocese.

3. Reverend Monsignor Raphael Tbattil, Proto-Syncellus of the Archreparchy of Trichur, as Auxiliary Bishop of the same Archeparchy

4. Reverend Monsignor Bosco Putur, Rector of Mangalapuzha Seminary , as Curia Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church.

5. Reverend Monsignor Paul Alappatt, Rector of St. Mary's Minor Seminary and Judicial Vicar of the Archeparchy of Trichur, as Eparchial Bishop of the new Eparchy of Ramanathapuram

6. Reverend Monsignor George Njaralakatt, Proto-Syncellus of the Eparchy of Bhadravathi, as Bishop of the new Eparchy ofMandya.

These ecclesiastical provisions are made public on 18th January, 2010 at 4.30 p.m. (IST), and will be formally announced in L 'Osservatore Romano the same day in Rome.


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