Faridabad Eparchy

Mar Kuriakose Bharanikulangara
Archbishop of Faridabad
Mar Jose Puthenveettil
Auxiliary Bishop Elect


The Syro-Malabar Church has been sending priests, and religiouspersons to look after the Syro-Malabar Catholics, who have settled outside its ?territorium propirum? with a view that its sons anddaughters in the Diaspora practise their religious life, with its own liturgical and spiritual traditions. After the years of Indian Independence, educated men and women as well as students of higher Education from Kerala, the most literate State in India, have migrated in search of job and more qualified education, to Delhi. In the 1970s and in the 1980s, as the presence of the Syro-Malabar Catholics in Delhi increased towards the formation of innumerable communities, various Religious Congregations have begun their pastoral activities in the region. In1986, on request of the Syro-Malabar Bishops? Conference, Fr.Sebastian Kizhakkeyil MST worked in Faridabad, at the place where the present Cathedral is situated. He was succeeded by Fr. James Mandapathikunnel MST. Later, in view of a more coordinated functioning, the Syro-Malabar Bishops? Conference hasentrusted the Delhi Mission to the Archdiocese of Ernakulam. In 1991,Fr. Sebastian Vadakumpadan was appointed as the Chaplain of the Delhi Syro-Malabar Catholics. In 2003, Episcopal Vicar, Fr. George Manimala was in charge of the Syro-Malabar Community. In December 2004, Fr. Jose Edassery was appointed the coordinator of the Delhi Syro-Malabar Mission. During these periods, the Delhi Syro-Malabar Church achieved speedy growth with a great number of individual parishes and Mass Centres sanctioned by the Archdiocese of Delhi.

Dioceses At a Glance

Patron St. Thomas the Apostle
Date of Erection 06 March 2012
Bishop Mar Kuriakose Bharanikulangara

Date of Birth 1 February 1959
Date of ordination 18 December 1983
Date of Episcopal Ordination 26 May 2012
Email of the Bishop www.faridabaddiocese.in
Address of the Eparchy

Bishop’s House, 1B / 32 N.E.A,
Old Rajinder Nagar,
New Delhi 110060, India


011 25759160, 25812346

Fax 011 25759160
E-mail of the Diocese tharuba@yahoo.com
Syro malabar population 100,000 c.
Priests 25 + 17
Sisters 202
Church 9
Chapels 48
Personal Parishes 23
Mass Centres 14

Religious Houses-Men

Religious Houses-Women 48
Priests? Residences 10
Senior Secondary Schools 03
Nurseries 10
Hospitals 02
Women?s Hostels 7
Men?s Hostel 01
Old Age Homes 05
Orphanages 04
Hostels for Working Women 07
Hostel for Working Men 1
Vocational Training 03
Social Centres 03


Bishop’s House, 1B / 32 N.E.A,
Old Rajinder Nagar,
New Delhi 110060, India

Phone :  (+91)9990326245; (+91)1125759160; (+91)1125812346
Fax      : 011 25759160
Web    : www.faridabaddiocese.in
Email      :  Email Address

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