Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Mavelikara

The Eparchy of Mavelikara is a Syro-Malankara Catholic Church ecclesiastical territory or eparchy of the Catholic Church in India. It is a suffragan eparchy in the ecclesiastical province of the metropolitan Archeparchy of Trivandrum.

Eparchy of Mavelikara

Eparchia Mavelikarensis
Location
CountryIndia
Ecclesiastical provinceMajor Archdiocese of Trivandrum
Information
DenominationCatholic Church
Sui iuris churchSyro-Malankara Catholic Church
RiteSyro-Malankara Rite
Established2007
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
Major ArchbishopBaselios Cleemis
EparchJoshua Mar Ignathios

Its episcopal see is Mavelikkara, a taluk and municipality in the southern part of Alappuzha district of the southwestern Indian state of Kerala, on the banks of the Achankovil River.

It is the 6th eparchy of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, established on 2007.01.02 on territory formerly belonging to the Metropolitan archeparchies. It has 94 parishes and 37,000 members. The first bishop of this eparchy is Joshua Mar Ignathios. Patron saint is the Blessed Virgin Mary, to whom the cathedral is also devoted.

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Coordinates: 9°16′01″N 76°33′00″E / 9.2669°N 76.5500°E / 9.2669; 76.5500