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Pope Establishes Eparchy for Syro-Malabar Faithful of US and Canada

Thomas Mar Eusebios Naickamparambil Appointed 1st Eparchial Bishop

Pope Francis has elevated the Exarchate of the Syro-Malankara Catholics in the United States to the rank of an Eparchy, including the territory of Canada.

The Holy Father has also appointed the Most Reverend Thomas Mar Eusebius, until now Apostolic Exarch and Apostolic Visitator for the Syro-Malankara Catholics in Canada and Europe, first Eparch of St. Mary, Queen of Peace, of USA and Canada.

The new Eparchy has 16 parishes and missions, including three parishes in Canada: Toronto, Edmonton and Calgary.

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