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(from ONE magazine July 2006)

New Status for Eparchy
Posted: 26 Jul 2006

Cyril Mar Baselios, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, has raised the Eparchy of Tiruvalla to a metropolitan see, placing the eparchies of Bathery and Muvattupuzha as its suffragans. Having consulted the Holy See and with the consent of the Syro-Malankara synod of bishops, Mar Baselios named Tiruvalla’s eparch (or bishop), Isaac Mar Cleemis, Metropolitan Archbishop.

The Archeparchy of Tiruvalla numbers some 36,000 people in 133 parishes and chapels led by 230 priests and an estimated 260 men and women religious.



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