Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Gorakhpur

The Syro-Malabar Catholic Eparchy of Gorakhpur is an Eastern Catholic eparchy in India, belonging to the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church. The eparchy was erected by Pope John Paul II in 1984 through the Bull "Ex quo Divinum Concilium". Thomas Thuruthimattam was appointed bishop of Gorakhpur on 15 July 2006. He received his episcopal consecration on 1 October 2006 and assumed office on the same day.

Diocese of Gorakhpur
Location
Country India
Ecclesiastical provinceAgra
Statistics
Area19,070 km2 (7,360 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics (including non-members)
(as of 2009)
17,200,635
3,230 (0.0%)
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchSyro-Malabar Catholic Church
RiteEast Syriac Rite
Established19 June 1984
CathedralSt. Joseph’s Cathedral in Gorakhpur
Patron saintSaint Thérèse of Lisieux
Saint Joseph[citation needed]
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Major ArchbishopGeorge Alencherry
BishopThomas Thuruthimattam
Metropolitan ArchbishopAlbert D'Souza
Bishops emeritusDominic Kokkat
Website
Catholic Diocese of Gorakhpur

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