Pastoral Care of the Syro-Malabar Migrants

The Major Archbishop and the Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church has jurisdiction only within the five metropolitan provinces of Ernakulam-Angamaly, Changanacherry, Trichur, Tellicherry and Kottayam, limited to Kerala and some parts of Tamilnadu and Karnataka. The Syro-Malabar Church was in existence for two thousand years in India and her metropolitan had jurisdiction all over India until the end of the 16th century. During the Padroado regime following the Synod of Diamper, the Thomas Christians were restricted to one ecclesiastical territory in central Kerala comprising of major parts of Cochin and some parts of the Travancore states. Later when Indian Hierarchy was established in 1886, the Syro-Malabarians were restricted to three Vicariates in central Kerala. When the Syro-Malabar hierarchy was restored in 1923, the jurisdiction of the Syro-Malabar Church was confined to the area between the rivers of Pampa in the south and Bharathapuzha in the north of Kerala. By the decrees of the Holy See of 1953 and 1955, the territory of the Syro-Malabar Church was extended to the whole of Kerala and to the territories of the Latin dioceses of Mangalore, Chickmagalur, Mysore and Coimbatore. Its former all-India jurisdiction has not been restored to the Syro-Malabar Church even though it is elevated to the status of a Major Archiepiscopal Church. The Major Archbishop or the Synod has no jurisdiction outside the “proper territory”, which comprises of the combined territories of the metropolitan provinces of Ernakulam, Changanachery, Thrissur and Thalassery- Kottayam has personal jurisdiction. In 1962 Chanda and in 1968 Jagdalpur, Sagar, Satna and Ujjain in Madhypradesh were given as exclusive mission territories for the Syro-Malabarians, under the neighbouring Latin archdioceses. Today Syro-Malabarians have 9 mission eparchies, under neighboring Latin Archdioceses, in various North Indian states.

1n 1988 the eparchy of Kalyan was established as a multi-jurisdictional and personal-territorial diocese (overlapping the territory of five Latin dioceses) in Maharashtra, where the Syro-Malabar jurisdiction is applicable only to those Syro-Malabar Catholics in the territory of the Diocese of Kalyan. The diocese of Kalyan has a two-fold mission, namely pastoral care of it 100,000 faithful concentrated mainly in the 5 civil districts of Maharashtra, such as Greater Mumbai, Raigad, Thane, Pune and Nashik and evangelization of the remaining 10 civil districts of which 4 are assigned to MST (Sangli Mission), 3 to CMI (Chavara Mission of Dhule), 2 to MCBS (Satara-Solapur Mission) and 1 to the Vincentians (Ahmednagar). The eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle in Chicago, established in 2001 for the pastoral care of the Syro-Malabarians in USA and Canada, is also multi-jurisdictional and is directly under the Holy See. In 2012 the Eparchy of Faridabad is erected for the Syro-Malabarians in Delhi, Haryana, Punjab, Himachal and some parts of UP. The bishops of these dioceses are members of the Syro-Malabar Bishops’ Synod though the decisions of the synod, unless they are liturgical, are not binding on them.

There are many communities of Syro-Malabarians in various parts of India as well as in several foreign countries, especially Europe, Australia and Gulf region. However, no precise statistics of these Syro-Malabarians are available.

STATISTICS OF SYRO-MALABAR CATHOLICS OUTSIDE ANY SYRO-MALABAR DIOCESE

In India
City
Nos
Ahmedabad
15000
Ajmir
1250
Akola
600
Allahabad
1700
Ambikapur
900
Amravati
550
Ankleshwar
3500
Aurangabad
600
Bangalore
80000
Baroda 
2800
Bhilai 
1250
Bhopal
4500
Bilaspur
1400
Chennai 
59800
Daman
250
Dharmapuri 
1220
Durg
700
Durgapur
1400
Eluru
670
Goa
1625
Guntur
400
Hyderabad
20000
Indore
5400
Jabalpur
2300
Jaipur
5100
Jalgaon
450
Jamshedpur
2000
Kanker
100
Katni
250
Kazipet
500
Khargon
300
Kolkota
7500
Lucknow 
1250
Nagpur 
3400
Patna 
2200
Pondicherry
950
Raipur    
2450
Ratlam
100
Salem
1050
Silvassa 
450
Srikakulam
600
Surat
3200
Trichy
2650
Umergaon
100
Vapi
500
Vijayawada
13000
Total
245395
Outside India
Country
Nos
Australia
35018
Austria
2900
France 
3000
Germany
5280
Italy 
10000
New Zealand
850
Switzerland 
2500
UK  
England
17000
Northern Ireland
1800
Scotland
2250
AFRICAN COUNTRIES  
South Africa
1600
Uganda
320
Tanzania
480
Other Countries
6000
ASIA  
Gulf  
Saudi Arabia  
190000
Bahrain
7000
Doha-Qatar  
20000
Kuwait 
40000
Oman 
41000
UAE 
110000
OTHER ASIAN COUNTRIES  
Singapore
4000
Malaysia
340
Other Countries
15000
Total
522238
Grand Total   
767633

*Including the 120000 Syro-Malabar Catholics in the Chicago St Thomas Diocese (2001) comprising of USA and Canada, total number of Syro-Malabar Catholics living outside India amount to 649400. Within India, Kalyan (1988) and Faridabad (2012) dioceses are created for Syro-Malabar Migrants comprising about 100000 Syro-Malabarians each. That amounts to about 9 lakh Syro-Malabar migrants.


SYRO-MALABAR MISSIONS FOR PASTORAL CARE OF THE MIGRANTS

According to the Canon Law of both oriental and Latin, the local bishops are to provide for the pastoral care of the Syro-Malabarians in their dioceses using the services of Syro-Malabar priests and, if their spiritual needs require it, special structures such as separate parishes, separate Episcopal vicars or even dioceses. There are many official and unofficial missions for pastoral care of the Syro-Malabarians living outside the Syro-Malabar Eparchies.

 

Official Syro-Malabar Missions
AGRA

Etawah Mission
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Agra
Most. Rev. Dr. Albert D' Souza.
Cathedral House
Wazirpura Road, Ghatia Azam Khan
Agra, U.P.

Priest in charge
Fr. Thomas Ezhikad,
St. Mary’s Inter College,
Etawah, 206 001, U.P.
Ph: 05688 254002/254626
Cell: 09411865219
E-mail: tezhikad@yahoo.co.in
E-mail: etawahmission@gmail.com
E-mail: etawahmission@yahoo.com
Website: www.etawahmission.org\

Total Number of Syro Malabar Christians: 600, Families: 118, Others: 120

Mission Stations

Alampur
Asha Niketan
Asha Niketan, Alampur Hauz P.O., Etawah Dt., U. P.

Auraiya
St. Francis Mission
C/o St. Francis Academy, Anepur Village, Auraiya Dt, U.P.

Chibbaramau
St. Pauls Mission
St. Pauls Mission, Lalkapur, Chibbaramau, Hariharpur P.O. Kannauj Dt. U.P.

Ddibiyapur
St. Josephs Mission, NTPC
C/o St. Joseph’s Sr. Sec. School, NTPC, Dibiyapur, Auraiya Dt, U.P.

Etawah
Church Of Portiuncla,
C/o St. Mary’s Inter College, Etawah, 206 001, U.P.

Fatehgarh Cantt
St. Anthony’s Mission
C/o St. Anthony’s Sr. Sec. School, Fatehgarh Cantt. 209 601, U.P.

Kannauj
St. Mathews Mission
C/o Christ Jyothi Academy, Sarai Shah Mohammad, G. T. Road, Kannauj Dt. U.P.

Kesth

St. Peters Mission
C/o St. Peter’s School, Kesth P.O., Jaswant Nagar, Etawah Dt. U.P.

Mainpuri
St. Thomas Mission
C/o St. Thomas School, Mainpuri, 205 001, U.P.

Saifai
St. Alphonsas Mission
C/o Fr. Emmanuel (Noby) Ponnattil, St. Mary’s Inter College, Etawah, U.P.

Shikhohabad
St. Dominics Mission
C/o St. Dominic’s Academy, Village Booda, Agra Road, Shikhohabad, U.P.

AHMEDABAD

Syro-Malabar Community
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Ahmedabad
Most. Rev. Thomas Macwan
Bishop's house, Mirsapur,
Ahmedabad- 380 001, Gujarat

Priest in charge
Rev. Fr. Kuriachan Paul
Catholic Church
Karamsad, Anand (dt)- 388 325
Ph: 02692223037
Cell: 09429959567

Rev. Fr. Siby Mathew
(Archdiocese of Gandhinagar)
Archbishop’s House
Sector -8, Gandhinagar-382008
Mob. 09712751828
E-mail: msiby2007@gmail.com

Fr. Varghese Panackachali MCB
KSSS Social Service Centre
Sardar Nagar Hansali
E-mail: sinoygmcbs@gmail.com
mob. – 07600445956

Fr. Sebastian Thannickal MCBS
Catholic Church, Karamsad,
Anand, Gujarat.
Mob. 09409639257
E-mail: frsibytmcbs2006@gmail.com, frsibytmcbs@yahoo.com

Rev. Binu George
St. Joseph’s Church, Maninagar East,
Ahmedabad
frbinugeorge@yahoo.co.in
Ph. 09825523211

Fr. T.V. John S J
St.Ignatius Loyola Church,
Loyola Hall, Naranpura, Ahmedabad - 380 013
Cell         09099854749
E-mail    tvjohnsj@gmail.com
                                                               

Fr. K.T. Mathew
St. Xavier’s Church,
St. Xavier’s College Campus, Navrangpura, 380009
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Cell         09427063780
E-mail    ktmathew@jesuits.net

Fr. Arun Paravakkad
Cell         09737738771
E-mail    arunchackomcbs@gmail.com
                                                               
Faithful                                                  1040 families & 10000 Students and                                                                                                                                 Bachelors (15000 members)

Mass Centers

1. Anand
Anand Parish, Anand, Gujarat
Priest in charge    Fr. Sibi MCBS
Faithful  50 Families

2. Anand
Karamsad Parish
Karamsad, Vidyanagar. Anand, Gujarat
Priest in charge    Fr. Sibi MCBS
Faithful 50 Families

3. Bapunagar
Velankanni Mata Sub- Parish, Bapunagar,
Ahmedabad 380 025, Gujarat
Priest in charge    Fr. Kuriachen Paul
Faithful 70 Families

4. Gandhinagar
Cathedral Parish, Gandhinagar (Arch Diocese)
and surrounding parishes
Priest in charge    Fr. Sibi MCBS
Faithful 110 Families

5. Hansol
Infant Jesus Parish, Hansol,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Priest in charge    Fr. George MCBS
Faithful 25 Families

6. Meghaninagar
Our Lady of Immaculate Conception Parish,
Meghaninagar (Camp), Cantonment,
Ahmedabad, Gujarat
Priest in charge  Fr. Kuriachen Paul
Faithful  20 Families

7. Maninagar
St. Joseph’s Parish, Maninagar
Ahmedabad 380 008, Gujarat
Priest in charge    Fr. Binu George
Faithful 150 Families

8. Naranpura
St. Ignatius Loyola Church, Naranpura,
Ahmedabad 380 013, Gujarat
Priest in charge    Fr. T.V John SJ
Faithful 250 Families

9. Naroda
St. Anthony’s Parish, Naroda,
Ahmedabad 382 445, Gujarat
Priest in charge  Fr. Binu George
Faithful  40 Families

10. Navrangpura
St. Francis Xavier Parish, Navrangpura,
Ahmedabad 380 009, Gujarat
Priest in charge    Fr. K T Mathew SJ
Faithful  150 Families

11. Sabarmati
St. Paul’s Parish, Sabarmati,
Ahmedabad 380 005, Gujarat
Priest in charge    Fr. George MCBS
Faithful  70 Families

12.Thaltej
St. Jude’s Parish, Thaltej,
Ahmedabad 380 059, Gujarat
Priest in charge    Fr. Arun MCBS
Faithful 80 Families

AURANGABAD

St.Joseph Syro-Malabar Church, Aurangabad
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Aurangabad
Most. Rev. Edwin Colaco
Bishop's House
Aurangabad Cantt, Maharashtra
India 431002

Priest in charge
Rev.Fr.Seban Thanippallil VC
Plot No.13, Jayashree Housing Society,
N- 2, Cidco, Mukundwadi., 431 210
Ph: 8275427830
Cell: 8698579393
Email: jomyjosevc@gmail.com

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members: 102 families/600 Members
Mass Centres

1. Aurangabad
St.Thomas Church, Aurangabad.

2. Cidco
St.Lawrence School Cidco.

3. Waluj


BANGALORE

Syro Malabar Bangalore Mission
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Bangalore
Most Rev. Dr. Bernard Moras
Archbishop of Bangalore
Archbishop's House, 75 Millers Road,
P. B. No. 2, Benson Town,
Bengaluru-560 046, Karnataka

Priest in charge
Rev. Dr. Mathew Koikara CMI
Coordinator,
Syro Malabar Bangalore Mission Centre,
Christ School Road, Dharmaram College Post
PIN-560 029, Karnataka
Ph: 080-41645560
Cell: 09448953810
E-mail:smlcbangalore@gmail.com
Website: www.smlcbangalore.com

Total Number of Syro-Malabar
Families/Members : 15,000 families / 60,000 members +
Floating Higher Studies students (15,000-20,000)

Parishes

Anepalaya
St. Sebastian’s Church, Adugodi P.O,
Bangalore-560 030
Priest in charge:                                  
Ph 080 41116236,             
Asst. Priest Fr. Jomon Mulerickal CMI
Cell 8764008822

2. Bommanahalli
St. Mary’s Church, St. Maries Nagar
Bommanahalli, Bangalore-560 068
Priest in charge : Fr. Mathew Koikara CMI
 Ph 09448953810,, E-mail fatherkoikara@gmail.com
Asst. Priest  Fr. Pradeep Aerthayil CMI
Cell 8095497525 E-mail pradeepcmi@gmail.com

3. Carmelaram
Our Lady of Mount Carmel (Semi Public)
Mount Carmel Church
Carmelaram P.O., Bangalore-560 035
Priest in charge:  Fr Thomas Vadakkeadath OCD
Ph 080 28439229, Cell. 9481886596
E-mail vadakedamt@yahoo.in

4. Dasarahalli
SS Joseph and Claret Church
Netaji Nagar, Chokkasandra, T.
Dasarahalli,Bangalore-560 056
Priest in charge   Fr. Thomas Thanniyanikkal CMF
Ph 080 23724118  Cell  9980321811
E-mail kunjcmf@yahoo.co.in

5. Dharmaram
St. Thomas Forane Church, Christ                  School Road
Dharmaram College P.O., Bangalore 560 029
Priest in charge:  Fr. Thomas Kallukalam CMI
Ph 080 41116390, Cell. 9448953810
E-mail frkallukalam@gmail.com
Asst Priest  Fr. Sonu Chalappattu CMI
Ph 8095631304   E-mail    sonutomas@gmail.com

6. Dooravaninagar (Semi-Public)
St. Mary’s Church,
Ramamurthy Nagar P.O., Bangalore-560 016
Priest  Fr. George Parekkadam V.C
Ph 9036580150   E-mail gparekandam@gmail.com
 
7. Ejipura
Blessed Kuriakose Elias Chavara Church
Ejipura, Bangalore-560 047
Priest in charge:  Fr. Davis Panadan CMI
Ph 080 25711818, 9916710071
E-mail davispanadan@hotmail.com
Asst. Priest  Fr. Bose  Philip Mannaparambil CMI                                       
Ph 9620532203, E-mail    bosecmi@gmail.com

8. Hebbagodi
Our Lady of Sorrows Church,
Electronic City P.O.Hebbagodi        
Bangalore-560 100
Priest in charge: Fr. Manu Kumbidiamakkal  MSFS
Ph 080 27832125, Cell. 9448181555
E-mail frmanu@rediffmail.com
Asst. Priests Fr. Jino Plathottam MSFS
Fr. Jaison Kollarayath MSFS

9. Hongasandra
Holy Family Church, 14th Main
Begur Road, Hongasandra, Bangalore-560068
Priest in charge  Fr. Devasiachen Mukulath  CMI
Ph 080 41116206, Cell. 9739305328
E-mail dmukulath@yahoo.co.in
Asst. Priest Fr. Siju Paul CMI
Ph 9538413167   E-mail cjupaul@gmail.com

10. Hulimavu
San Thoma Parish Church
Hulimavu P.O.P.B. No. 7602
Bannerghatta Road, Bangalore 560 076
Priest in charge: Fr. Thomas Pariyappanal
Ph 080 41116902, Cell 9449721113
E-mail frsajipariyappanal@gmail.com

11. Jalahalli
St. Thomas Church, MES Ring Road
Jalahalli P.O., Bangalore 560 013
Priest in charge: Fr. Joseph Thoompanal CMF
Ph 080 28383175 Cell 9740076777
E-mail jose11cmf@gmail.com
Asst. Priest  Fr. Francis Kalambukattu  CMF
Ph 9035811366, E-mail francisachen@gmail.com
E-mail vicar@stthomasjalahalli.com

12. K H  Double Road
St.Alphonsa Church, No.11, 1st Cross
K.H. Road, Bangalore-27
Priest in charge  Fr. Thomas Kollamparampil cmi
Ph 9448935454  E-mail tkollamparampil@gmail.com

13. Kasavanahally
St. Norbert Church (Semi Public), Nobertine Fathers
Kasavanahally, Carmalaram P.O. Bangalore-35
Ph 080 25920481 E-mail  sncbangalore@gmail.com
Priest in charge  Fr. Jose Murickan, O.Praem
Ph.9986724381  E-mail.jmurickan@gmail.com
Asst. Priest  Fr. Jinto
Ph 9886707061  E-mail subicha@rediffmail.com

14. Kothanur Dinne
Little Flower Church (Semi Public)
Kothannur Dinne
J.P. Nagar 8th Phase, Bangalore-560 076
Priest in charge: Fr. Thomas Kunnappillil O. Carm
Ph 080 26585743, Cell 9742062640
E-mail kunnappillyt@rediffmail.com
E-mail littleflowerchurch99@gmail.com

15. Lingarajapuram
St. Francis Assisi Church, Hennur Main Road
St. Thomas Town Post, Bangalore.
Priest in charge:  Fr. Jose Parekkat CMI
Ph  080 28465977  Cell 9448085160

16. Logos Nagar
St. Joseph’s Church, 29, Prakruthi   Township
2nd Block,4th Street, Logos, Nagar, P.B. No. 4326
Babusahib Palaya, Bangalore 560 043
Priest in charge:  Fr. George Xavier Vettaparambil VC
Ph 080 25423371 Cell 9449013371
E-mail georgexavierv@rediffmail.com
Asst. Priest  Fr. Varghese Parekkattil VC
Ph 8892837831   E-mail vpvc@rediffmail.com

16. Mathikara
St Sebastian church, # 998, HMT Main Road
Mathikere, Bangalore-560 054
Priest in charge  Fr. George Pettayil CMF
Ph 080 23472477 Cell 9742012054
E-mail georgecmf@yahoo.co.in
stsebastiansmathikere@gmail.com
Asst. Priest Fr. Thomas Manamel CMF
Cell 9620415311  E-mail  manamelcmf@rediffmail.com

18. Rajarajeshwari Nagar
Swargarani Church, 179, 1st Phase
II Main, BEML Lay out, Rajarajeswari
Nagar, Bangalore-560 039
Priest in charge:  Fr. Joy Kalavelil
Ph 080 26685521 Cell 9036421063
E-mail joykalavelil@gmail.com

19. Sulthan Palaya
Saint Alphonsa Church, 1st Main, 5th Cross
Bhuvaneswri Nagar, Sulthan Palaya
Mannarayapalaya, R.T. Nagar, Bangalore -560 032.
Priest in charge:  Fr. Geoege Chirakal Purayidam CMF            
Ph 80 22715555 Cell 9480615789
E-mail geochirakal@hotmail.com
Website  www.saintalphonsaparish.com

20. Udayanagar
St. Jude Church, Udayanagar,Bangalore-16
Priest in charge  Fr. Sebastian Edathikkavil CMI
Ph 080 22744523Cell 9448381255               
E-mail  sedathi@gmail.com
Asst. Priest  Fr. Shinto Pudumattathil CMI
Cell 9880954812  E-mail shintopgeorge@gmail.com

21. Vijayanagar
Mary Matha Church, # 24, Pipeline Road
Vijayanagar, Bangalore-560 040
Priest in charge  Fr. George Valiyamyali CMF             
Cell 9886467114  E-mail ajoymyalicmf@gmail.com

22. Varadana (Semi Public)
St. Joseph’s Church, Kalkere P.O.
Next to AMC College, Bennarghatta Road
Bnagalore-560083
Priest incharge  FrThomas Mcbs
Ph 080 27828330 Cell 944868315
E-mail jobanmcbs@yahoo.com

Other Sub Mass Centres

1.Jeevanbhima Nagar, HAL                                                                            
2.Koramangala, Mary Matha Centre(Sevasadan)                       
3.Hill Side Nursing College                                                                              
4.Indiranagar, St. Sebastian’s Centre                                                            
5.Our Lady of Lourdes Ulsoor                                                                         
6.Military Police Chapel Hosur Road                                                             
7.St. Sebastian’s, MEG Military Chapel(Ulsoor Lake)                 
8.Christ the King Mylasandra                                                                           
9.St Joseph Thambu Chetty Palaya                                                               
10.Dharmaram College                                                                                    
11.Carmel Jyoti                                                                                                  
12.Harsha Nursing College                                                                             
13.Devadan Kanmanikke                                                                 
14.De Paul Institute Kengeri                                                                            
15.Dharmaram & CMI Seminary                                                    
16.Oxford College                                                                                              
17.Malur                                                                                               
18.Christ the King                                                                                               
19.Kumbalgud, St. Mary’s Centre                                                                   
20.Anubhava Nagar, Infant Jesus Church                    
21.Universal Nursing College CFIC                               

BARODA

Syro-Malabar Community, Vadodara
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Baroda
Most Rev. Godfrey de Rozario S J
Bishops house, 71, Alkapuri Society
Vadodara 390007 G J


Priest in charge
Fr. Abraham Orathel VC
Rosary Cathedral,Pratapgung, Vadodara 390002
Cell: 09428582567
E-mail: abrahamorathel@yahoo.com
Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families: 600 Families
Mass Centres

1.  Ankleshwar 
 Mother of Perpetual Help  Catholic Church
opp. ONGC Colony, Ankleshwar
Bharuch Dt. 393 010 Gujarat
Priest in charge   Fr. Varghese Mannarkulathu S. J.
Ph 09824350608

2.  Bharuch 
 Our Lady of Health Catholic Church
M.G. Road, Bharuch 392 001, G J
Priest in charge  Fr. Antony Moonnupeedikayil S. J.
Ph 02642 240118

3.  Macarpura
Don Bosco Parish, Macarpura
Vadodara
Priest in charge   Fr.Abraham Orathel V.C

4. Panchavati
Holy Family Church, Seva Niketan   69/70  Sonia Nagar
Panchavati- Gorva, Vadodara 390 016
Priest in charge  Fr. Vincent Moonnupedikayil S J
Ph 09426043117

5. Pratapgung
Rosary Cathedral,Pratapgung,Vadodara
Priest in charge  Fr Abraham Orathel V C

BHOPAL

Syro-Malabar Church, Bhopal
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Bhopal
Most Rev. Dr. Leo Cornelio SVD
Archbishop’s House, 33,
Ahmedabad Palace Road,
P.B. No. 88, Bhopal – 462 001, M.P.


Priest in charge
Fr Hans Puthiakulangara MST
Sacred Heart Church, Ratanpur, Misrod
P.O., Bhopal – 462 026
Cell: 09425091904
Email: hansps83@gmail.com
Total Number of Syro-Malabar

Families/Members: 370 Families & 3000 members

CHENNAI

Syro Malabar Chennai Mission
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Madras-Mylapore  & Diocese of Chingleput

Archbishop of Madras-Mylapore Archdiocese
Most Rev. George Antonysamy
Archbishop’s House 41, San Thome High Road
Santhome, Chennai – 600 004
Ph: 044-24641102, 24640833
E-mail:archmsml@vsnl.com

Bishop of Chingleput Diocese
Rt. Rev.Dr. Anthonisamy Neethinathan
Bishop’s House, Thimmavaram, Chingleput,
Kancheepuram Dt-603 101, Tamilnadu
Ph: 044-27426649
E-mail:chengaidiocese@yahoo.co.in

Coordinator

Rev.Msgr.Jose Palatty
St.Thomas Pastoral Centre
No: 16, Ayanavaram Road
Ayanavaram, Chennai-600 023
Ph: 044 26443803, 044 26444704
Fax: 044-26444183.
Cell: 09444442846, 09847521501
E-mail: stpcchennai@gmail.com.
Website: www.stpcchennai.com.
Faithful                                                  6965 Families
Families not enrolled due to
lack of ministry but settled in
Chennai (approximately)                   6500
Stdents and Bachelors                       12000

Parishes

1. Ambattur
Divine Mercy Syro-Malabar Church
Ambattur, No.357, MTH Road
Ambathur, Chennai-600053
 Priest in charge   Fr.Thomas Maliekal V C
Ph 04426253952
Faithful  228 Families

2. Ayanavaram   
ST.Thomas Syro Malabar Church
 No.16,Ayanavaram Road, Ayanavaram, Chennai-600023
Priest in charge  Fr. Saji Ponminissery
Ph 044-2644 3803  Cell 00 91 944466240
Faithful 304 Families

3. Eranavoor
St.George’s Syro-Malabar Church  
Eranavoor, No.56/22B, Brindavan Nagar , Eranavoor, Chennai-600057
Priest in charge Fr.Joshy Kallely
Ph 044 25738199  Cell 9840507989
Faithful 225 Families

4. Kodambakkam
St. Alphonsa’s Syro Malabar Church
Kodambakkam,No.13/5, Buddha, Street, Kodambakkam, Chennai – 24
Priest in charge: Fr.Sabu Payyapilly
Cell 99529 95209
E -mail st.alphonsachurch@yahoo.in
Faithful 208 Families

5. Little Mount
St.Thomas Syro–Malabar Church
Little Mount No.4/1, St.Patrick’s Church
3rd Lane, St.Thomas Mount, Chennai-600016
Priest in charge  Fr.Jaison Vadakkumcherry
Cell 097909 14690, 094454 06911
Faithful 410 Families
Website  wwsyromalabarchurchlittlemount.com

6. Mogappair
Holy Cross Syro- Malabar                 Church, Mogappair
No.7, Perumal, Nagar,Mogappair, Chennai-37
Priest in charge  Fr.Shaju Chirayath
Ph 044 2656 2500, Cell 9444466226
E-mail parishpriest@holycrosschurch.in
Website  www.holycrosschurch.in
Faithful 254 Families

7. Muthapudupet
St.Peter and Paul Syro-Malabar Church
Muthapudupet, I.A.F .Avadi, Chennai-600055
Priest in charge Fr.Jobin Karisseril MCBS
Ph 044 2684 1058
Faithful 368 families

8. Otteri
St.Sebastian Syro-Malabar Church
Otteri, No.30,Bashyam Reddy, 2nd Street, Otteri, Chennai-600012                          
 Priest in charge  Fr.Jijo Menoth                                                                      
Ph 044-2662 0492 Cell 94445 70446
Faithful 215 Families

9. Perambur
St.Joseph’s Syro –Malabar Church, Perambur
No 39, M.H.Road Perambur, Chennai-600011         
Priest  in charge  Fr  Tijo Alapatt
Ph 044 - 2559 2081 Cell 94443 2156
Faithful 538 Families

10. Royapettah
Nithyasahayamatha Syro-Malabar , Church
Royapettah,No.195/5,3rd  Floor, Kutchery Road, Mylapore, Chennai-600004
 Priest in charge  Fr Sibin Kottackal       
Ph 09043183385
Faithful 408 Families

Mass Centers

1.  Adambakkam
St.Mark’s Syro-Malabar Church, Adambakkam
Priest  in charge: Fr. Saji Vattakuzhy
Ph 044-22474243

2. Adayar
St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Church, Adayar
Priest in charge: .Fr.Jaison Vadakkumcherry
Cell 097909 14690 ,094454 06911

3. Anna Nagar
St.Luke’s Syro-Malabar Church, Anna Nagar
Rector Rev  Fr Jees Pakarath
Ph 044-26244647

4. Annannur
Our Lady of Health Church, Annannur
Priest in charge  Fr.Jobin Karisseril MCBS
Ph 044 2684 1058

5. Athipet
St.Mary’s Syro-Malabar Church
Athipet.No.3, St.Mary’s  Street, Kalaivanar,Nagar,Athipet, Chennai-600 058
Priest  in charge Fr. Jees Pakarath
Ph 044-26244647

6. Avadi
St.Sebastian’s Church,CRPF, Avadi
Priest  in charge  Fr.Jobin Karisseril MCBS
Ph 044 2684 1058
 
7. Avadi
Infant Jesus Syro-Malabar Church,
Priest in charge  Fr. Robin Palaty
Ph 94444 42845, Cell 90431 82832

8. Chinmaya Nagar
St.Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Church
Chinmaya Nagar
Priest in charge; Fr. George Chiramel
Cell 9789001106

9. Chintamani
St.Antony’s Syro-Malabar Church, Chintamani
Priest  in charge: Fr. Jees Pakarath
Ph 044-26244647
  
10. Egmore
Blessed kuriakose Elias Chavara Syro Malabar Church
Egmore.  Rajagiri Bhavan, CMI House
G.D.Rajagiri residency,Flat No. GD, 30/125
Marshal Road, Egmore, Chennai – 600 008
Priest  in charge  Fr. Jacob Menachery CMI
Cell 91769 68132
Ph 044 - 2855 4359

11. Kovilpathagai
St.Thomas  Syro-Malabar Church,Kovilpathagai
Priest in charge: Fr.Jomon Koonan
Cell  9444188963

12. M.K.B Nagar
St.Dominic’s Syro-Malabar Church,M.K.B Nagar
Priest in charge: Fr.Tijo Alapatt
Ph 044 - 2559 2081
Cell 94443 2156

13. Madhavaram
St.Francis Assisi Syro-Malabar Church,Madhavaram
Priest in charge: Fr.Tijo Alapatt
Ph 044 - 2559 2081 Cell 94443 2156

14. Mylapore
St.Thomas Syro-Malabar Church
Mylapore
Priest in charge  Fr.Sibin Kottackal       
Ph 09043183385

15. Poonamallee
Christ The King Syro-Malabar Church
umananchavadi, Poonamallee
Chennai-600056
Priest in charge  .Fr.Johnson Panachickal CMI
Ph 044-26272615

16. Pattabiram
Infant Jesus Church,Pattabiram Angel Nest,
No.141/1, Chinnamman Koil
Street, Avadi, Chennai - 600 054
Priest in charge Fr. Robin Palaty
Cell 94444 42845, 90431 82832

17.  T.Nagar
St. Ritas Syro-Malabar Church
T Nagar
Priest Rev. Fr.Sabu Payyapilly
Cell 99529 95209

18. Thiruvottiyur
St.Jude’s  Syro-Malabar Church,Thiruvottiyur
Priest in charge: Fr.Joshy Kallely
Ph 044 25738199, Cell 9840507989
       
19.Velachery
Bl Mother Teresa Syro Malabar Catholic Church
No:10, Mariam Thressia, Bhavan
Lakshi Nagar 2nd Cross Street, Velachery
 Chennai 600042
Priest in charge  Fr  Sinto Chittilappilly
Cell 09790776210  Email sintochittilappilly@gmail.com
Website  www.motherteresachurchvelachery

20.Valsaravakkam
Little Flower Syro-Malabar Church
Valsaravakkam 17/28,Ramesh Nagar
3rd Cross Street, Valsaravakkam, Chennai-87
Priest in charge  Fr. George Chiramel
Cell 9789001106

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21. Chrompet
St.Jude’s Syro-Malabar Church, Chrompet
Priest in charge  Fr  Ajith Cheriakkara
Cell 9789026950

22.  Gowrivakkam
St.Antony’s Syro- Malabar                 Church
Gowrivakkam Holy Family Convent, No.5
SIVET College Road,Velachery main road
Gowrivakkam, Chennai- 600 073
Priest in charge  Fr. Roy Panikulangara
Ph 044-22780996  Cell 09444558125
E-mail roypanikulangara@yahoo.com

23.  Elavoor
Divine Mercy Syro Malabar Catholic Church
Divine Mercy Nagar, Elavoor, P.O Gumidipundi
Thiruvallur (Dt), TN 601 201
Priest  in charge  Fr. Thomas Thoyalil VC

24. Kalpakkam
Little Flower Syro-Malabar Church, Kalpakkam
Priest in charge: Fr. Jinu Vennattuparambil
Ph 044- 24496199, Cell 09444242784

25. Manapakkam
St.Antony’s Syro-Malabar Church, Manapakkam
Priest  in charge  Fr. Sinto Chittilappilly
 Cell 09790776210

26.  Neelankarai
St. Camillus Syro-Malabar Church
Neelankarai, 7th street, Rajendra Nagar
Vaidhyalinga Salai,Neelankarai, Chennai-600 041
Priest in charge  Fr. Jinu Vennattuparambil
Ph 044- 24496199
Cell 09444242784, 09442721866

27. Palavakkam
Infant Jesus Syro-Malabar Church, Palavakkam
Priest  in charge  Fr  Sinto Chittilappilly
Cell 09790776210

28.  Pallavaram
Bl.Mariam Thressia Syro-Malabar   Church,Pallavaram
Priest in charge  Fr  Ajith Cheriakkara
Cell 09789026950

29. Perungudi
Little Flower  Syro-Malabar Church,Perungudi
Priest  in charge  Fr  Jinu Vennattuparambil
Ph  044- 24496199, Cell 09444242784

30. Pozhichallur
 St.Alphonsa’s Syro-Malabar Church
Pozhichallur, 6/237
3rd Street, Venkideswara Nagar
Pozhichallur, Chennai-600074
Priest  in charge  Fr. Ajith Cheriakkara
Cell 9789026950, Email fr.ajithantony@gmail.com

31. St.Thomas Mount
St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Church,St.Thomas Mount
Priest in charge  Fr.Jaison Vadakkumcherry
Cell 097909 14690, 94454 06911
 
32.  Tambaram
St.Paul’s Syro-Malabar Church,Tambaram
Priest in charge:  Fr. Roy Panikulangara
Ph 044-22780996, Cell 09444558125

33. Thiruvalluvar
Sacred Heart Syro-Malabar Church
Keelkattalai.No:15, Thiruvalluvar
agar main road, Keelkattalai, Chennai- 600 117.
Priest in charge  Fr. Saji Vattakuzhy

Ph 044-22474243

GOA AND DAMAN

Syro Malabar Catholic Church, Goa
Diocese & Local Ordinary                 
Archdiocese of Goa and Daman
Rt Rev Filipe Neri Ferrão
Archbishop’s  House, P.B.No.261                                                                   
Altinho-Panaji, Goa; 403 001

Priest in charge  South Goa           
Fr. Thomas Kalariparambil
Philip & James Church                                                                                                     
Cortalim,South Goa ; 403 710
Cell            09158768165; 09562967233
E-mail       frkalthom@gmail.com
Priest in charge  North Goa            
Fr. Thomas Moolechalil
St. Thomas Church; Aldona                                                                             
North Goa, 403508
Cell            08975208232
E-mail    moolechalilt@gmail.com


Total number of Syro-Malabar Families/members : 415/1625

SILVASSA

Syro-Malabar Community, Silvassa
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Goa
Most. Rev. Filipe Neri Ferrão
Archbishop's House,
Altinho-Panaji, Goa 403001, India.
Ph: 0832-2422653


Priest in charge
Fr. Mathew Kizhakearanjaniyil
St. Thomas Church, Bampapada, Amli  Silvassa,
U.T. of Dadra and Ngar Haveli 396 230,
C/o Our Lady of Piety Church                                                          
Near Collectorate, Silvassa, U.T. of                                                                
Dadra and Ngar Haveli, 396 230.
Cell            08140466612
E-mail       mkaranjaniyil@gmail.com

Mass Centre

Damman
Syro-Malabar Community, Damman
Priest in charge    Fr. Mathew Kizhakearanjaniyil
Faithful     55 Families/ 250 Members

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members: 110/450

 

HYDERABAD & SECUNDERABAD

 

Syro Malabar Catholic Community Welfare Association
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Hyderabad
Most. Rev. Thumma Bala
Archbishop’s House, H.No. 9-1-17/1,                                                                                          
11,Sardar Patel Road, Secunderabad-500 003, A.P
Ph              0091- 40-27805545                                                                        
Fax            0091-40-27718089                                                                         
E-mail       abphydmjoji@rediffmail.com

Priests in charge                               
Fr. Thomas Maruthanikkat
Jeevasamrakshanalayam
1-2-1 Budwel, Rajendra Nagar P.O., Hyderabad-500030
Cell            09885221709,
E mail       frthomasmaru@gmail.com 
                                                               
Fr. Jose Mathew Kaippanplackal SJ
Thara, 168-old Airport Road, New Bowenpally,
Secundrabad 500011
Cell            09177776959
Email        jose_mathewsj@yahoo.co.in

Fr Siby Kaitharan MI
St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar center
Mount St. Thomas, Mahadevapuram
Usha Mullapudi Hospital Road, Kukatpally, Hyderabad-500072
Cell            09441835751
E mail       sibykaitharan@gmail.com                                                                                                                          syromalabarhyderabad@gmail.com
                                                               
Fr  Soji Joseph Mundupalam
40, Janakpuri, Karkhana, Secunderabad 500009
Cell         09160915001
E-mail    sojimundu@gmail.com
                                                    
Fr Josekutty Kalayil
Flat No 304, SVR Arcade, Dwaraka                                                                                                
Nagar, Bundlaguda Jagir, Rajendra Nagar, R R Dt
Cell            08374037472
E-mail    frjosekutty@rediffmail.com
                                                               
Fr Jobin Plackyil
H.No 6-91/B
Missionaries of compassion
Aliabad P.O Via Nisa, R.R Dist, Shamirpet Mandal, A.P 500078
Ph              09440080083/ 07842564480      
E-mail        frjobinplackyil@gmail.com
                                               
 Fr  Saji Kalapura MCBS
W-1, Plot No 1-35, Aruna Enclave, Santosh Nagar, Malkajgiri
Secunderabad 500047
Ph              04027053966
E-mail       sajimcbs@gmail.com

Fr  James P. Kunnath
St. Alphonsa’s Syro-Malabar Church
Usha Mullapody Hospital Road, Mahadevapuram, Hyderabad
Kukatpally
E-mail    jamespkunnath@gmail.com
Cell            09703089541

Fr. Sabu Joseph SDB
Don Bosco, Motinagar -18
E-mail   puthukkulam@gmail.com
Cell            08500039621

Faithful     1600 Families&15000 Students and                                                                           
                 Bachelors  /20000 Members

Mass Centres

1. Banjara Hills
St Alphonsus Banjara Hills               
Priest in charge   Fr Josekutty Kalayil
Cell  08374037472

2. Kukatpally
St Alphonsa Centre Kukatpally
Priest in charge    Fr Siby Kaitharan
Cell  09441835751

3. Madhapur
Priest in charge    Fr Josekutty
Cell  08374037472
4. Mallapur                                                                                          
Priest in charge  Fr Saji Kalapura MCBS
Cell 09441094636

5. Sainikpuri
St Sebastians Sainikpuri   
Priest in charge  Fr Soji Mundupalam
Cell  09160915001

6. Secunderabad
St Francis’ Chapel Secunderabad
Priest in charge;  Fr Thomas Maruthanikkat
Cell  09885221709

7. Sultanbazar
St Thomas Church Sultanbazar
Contact Person    9885207481

KOLKATA

St. Thomas Syro Malabar Parish
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Kolkata
Most. Rev. Thomas D’Souza
Archbishop's House,
32 Mother Teresa Sarani (Park Street)
Kolkata 700 016
Ph: 033-22871960, 22879338, Fax: 033-22807015
Email: bls@cal2.vsnl.net.in


Priest in charge
Fr. Joseph Puthenpura CMI
Sub-Regional Superior, CMI Dharmaniketan, 1/1 Bonamali
GhosalLane,Behala,Kolkata 700 034, Cell: 0988 326 9049
E-mail: josephputhenpura@gmail.com
Total Number of Syro-Malabar
Faithful 120 Families
No. of Faithful out side the Parish Territory : 7000 Members


Parish

Behala
ST. Thomas Syro Malabar Parish, Behala,
CMI Dharmaniketan, 1/1 Bonamali Ghosal Lane, Behala,
Kolkata 700 034
Mass Centre

Ekbalpur
St. Ignatius Church, Ekbalpur  

Priest in charge    Fr Byju Peroor CMI

PONDICHERRY

St. Thomas Parish
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Pondicherry-Cuddalore
Most.Rev. Anthony Anandarayar
Archbishop’s House
PB No. 193, 206 Cathedral Street
Pondicherry – 605 001


Priest in charge
Fr. Sebastian Chittilappilly CMI
St. Thomas Parish
Jayanagar Main Road
Reddiarpalayam
Pondicherry – 605 010
Ph: 0413 2290650
Cell: 094871 00650
E-mail:chilseba@yahoo.com
Mass Centres

1. Reddiarpalayam
St. Bernard’s Chapel,
Jayanagar Main Road
Reddiarpalayam.

2. Gorimedu
St. Mary’s Chapel, 4/246, Thiru Nagar
Kamaraj Nagar Road Gorimedu
Pondicherry – 605 006

3. Kanagachettikulam
Escande Research Centre, ECR,
Kanagachettikulam,           
Pondicherry – 605 014

4. Thavalakuppam
CMI Centre, Nanamedu, Thavalakuppam
Pondicherry - 605 007
Ph 0413 2618633

5. Cuddalore
St. Joseph’ Church, Block 4, Neyveli T S
Cuddalore Dt. 607 801, TN

Syro-Malabar Families:171, Members: 950, Students:350

SALEM

St. Mary’s Church, Salem – 5.
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Salem
Most. Rev. Dr. S. Singarayan
Bishop's House
Maravaneri, P. B. No. 703.
2, Court Road, Salem - 636 007
Ph: 0427 2415641


Parish Priest
Fr. Thomas Parampy
163/3, St. Mary’s church,
Thiruvagoundanur East,
Suramangalam P O, Salem – 5.
Ph: 0427 2332799.
Cell: 09446877810
E-mail:

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families: 102 families, Members : 600

SURAT

St.Alphonsa Parish, Surat
Diocese & Local Ordinary                 
Diocese of Baroda
Most Rev.Dr. Godfrey de Rozario SJ
Bishop’s House, 71, Alkapuri Society  Vadodara 390007, Gujarat.

Priest in charge                                 
Fr. Gracious Pulimoottil MCBS
St.Thomas Chapel, C/o St.Joseph’s                                                               
English Medium School, Plot no.4, Darji                                                       
Mahollo, Nr.Ramandir,Opp.Vrindavan                                                           
Row House, Pandesara, Surat. 394221                                        
Ph  0261- 2895515, Cell: 09429959567
E-mail  graciousmcbs@gmail.com,
                                                               
Fr. Joseph Valliyamthadathil MCBS
E-mail  jvalliyamthadathil@gmail.com
Cell  08758446885
Website  www.syromalabarcatholicssurat.com
                  
Mass Centres

1. Pandesara
St.Thomas Chapel Pandesara

2. Nanpura
Catholic Church Nanpura
3. Bhestan
 Mother Mary Church, Bhestan
4. Bardoli
5. Vapi
6. Umergaon

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members: 300 Families, 2000 Bachelors

TRICHY

St Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Community, Trichy
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Trichy
Most Rev Antony Devotta
Bishop's House, Post Box No. 14,
12A, Convent Road,
Tiruchirapalli - 620 001, Tamil Nadu
Ph: 0431-2415635
Fax: 0431-2417502
E-mail: trichedio@rediffmail.com
Website: www.trichydiocese.com


Priest in charge
Fr Anto Keettikkal
 St Thomas Syro Malabar Catholic Community,
3rd Street, No: 44, Arokiya Nager,
Crowford, Trichy, 620012
Cell: 08608916596, 08526696515
Email: keettikkalanto@gmail.com

Total number of Syro-Malabar, Families: 3 

 

UMBERGAON

Syro-Malabar Community
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Most. Rev. Godfrey De Rozario SJ
Bishop of Baroda diocese, Bishop’s House,
Alkapuri 71, Baroda-Gujarat -39007
Contact Person  Cell         09998207832

Number of Syro-Malabar Families       25 Families
 
VIJAYAWADA

St. Mary’s Prayer Centre
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Vijayawada
Most. Rev. Dr. Prakash Mallavarapu
Bishop’s House, 59 A 1-7, Ring Road
Vijayawada – 520 008, Krishna Dt., A.P


Priest in charge
Fr.Francis Naduviledath VC
E-mail: franaduviledath@yahoo.com
Ph: 09490659196, 08676252318
Number of Syro-Malabar Faithful: 50 Families& 400 Students
Un registered members     700

AUSTRLIA
National Coordinator :
 Fr Francis Kolencherry
 
55 Franklin St Forrest, ACT, 2603
 Australia
 Ph: +61408267777
 E-mail: smncoordinatora@gmail.com

ADELAIDE

Syro-Malabar Community, Adelaide
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Adelaide
Most. Rev. Philip Wilson 
Catholic Church Office, GPO Box 1364, Adelaide,
South Australia 5001, 39 Wakefield Street, Adelaide SA 5000
Ph 088210 8108, Fax 08 8223 2307

Priest in charge    Fr. Fredy Elavuthingal
E-mail       feluvathingal@gmail.com

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members      2065 Members
 

Brisbane

Lourdes Matha Catholic Community Brisbane
Diocese & Local Ordinary 
Archdiocese of Brisbane, Queensland.
Most. Rev. Mark Coleridge
Archbishop's Office, 790 Brunswick Street, New Farm Brisbane Qld 4005,
GPO Box 5238, Brisbane, Queensland 4001
Ph 07 3336 9361, Fax 07 3358 1357
Email archbishop@bne.catholic.net.au

Priest in charge    Fr.Thomas Areekuzhy
73 Lorrimer st., Oakey. Queensland.4401, Australia
Ph              0061746911043, 0061407452859
E-mail       areekuzhyt@hotmail.com
Website    www.brisbanemalayaleecatholics.com
                    

Mass Centers

1. Carseldan
St.Alphonsa Catholic Community                                   
18 Wallum Close, Carseldane, Qld.4034
2. Queensland
St. Thomas  Catholic Community
21 Beccaria Place, Doolandella                                                      
Queensland. 4077

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members: 2750 Members

CANBERRA & Goulburn

St Alphonsa Community, Canberra
 St. Peter Channel’s Church, Cnr Weston and Loch Sts
Yarralumla, ACT, Australia
E-mail stalphonsacommunity@gmail.com
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Mgr John Woods Administrator
Archdiocese of Canberra and Goulburn
 Favier House, GPO Box 3089,Canberra, 2601, Australia
Ph 0061262019811
E-mail archbishop@cg.catholic.org.au

Priest in charge  Fr Francis Kolencherry
Assistant                Fr. Varghese Vavolil
55 Franklin St Forrest, ACT, 2603 Australia
Ph   0061408267777
E-mail  smncoordinatora@gmail.com
Assistant Chaplain  Fr Varghese Vavolil
72 Lascelles st Braidwood
NSW, 2622 Australia
Ph              61431748521
E-mail       vavolil@gmail.com
Other Priests from Syro-Malabar Church  
Fr Jaison Mulerickal CMI
Fr James Thiruthanathy
Fr Joseph Punnakkunnel
Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members:     475 Members, 160 Families

 

DARWIN
Syro-Malabar Community, Darwin
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Darwin
Most. Rev. E. Hurley
GPO Box 476 Darwin NT 0801
Australia
Ph: 0061889426000
Fax: 0061889426060
E-mail: diocadmin@darwin.catholic.org.au
Priest in charge
Fr. Binesh Narimattathil CST
St. Paul’s  Church, PO Box  781                                                                      
Nightcliff   NT 0814, Australia
E-mail       cstnariman@gmail.com
Ph              0061889851238, Cell 0061498477450

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members: 1165 Members

MELBOURNE
St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Community, Melbourne
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne
Most Rev. Denis J. Hart
Cardinal Knox Centre
383 Albert Street East Melbourne
Vic 3002 P.O. Box 146,
East Melbourne Vic 8002
Ph: 00613 9926 5677 Fax: 00613 9926 5617
E-mail: info@cam.org.au


Priest in charge
Fr. Peter Kavumpuram MST
201 Lady Nelson Way, Taylors
Lakes VIC 3038, Australia
Ph.             0061383582200,Fax 006138358 2200
Cell            0061 421 541 777
E-mail       peter.kavumpuram@syromalabar.org.au ,                 pkpuram@hotmail.com
Website    www.melbourne.syromalabar.org.au
                                                               

Total No. of Syro-Malabar Members: Families 2330, others 380

PARRAMATTA

St. Alphonsa Catholic Community, Parramatta
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Parramatta
Most. Rev. Anthony Fisher OP
Level 2, 12 Victoria Road Parramatta NSW 2150,
PO Box 3066 North Parramatta NSW 1750
Ph 02 9683 6277, Fax 02 9630 4813
Web www.parra.catholic.org.au/

Priest in Charge
Fr. Joy Chuckananickal, Parramatta,
160 Perfection Avn. Stanhope                                                                         
Gardens, N S W – 2768, Australia
Cell            0061 451 116 987
 E-mail      holymass@gmail.com
Website  www.syromalabarparramatta.org
Total No. of Syro-Malabar Members: 1730 Members

PERTH

Syro-Malabar Community, Perth
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Perth
Most.  Rev. Timothy Costelloe SDB
25 Victoria Avenue, Perth WA 6000,  PO Box 3311,
 East Perth WA 6892
Ph  +61 08 9223 1351, Fax +61 08 9221 1716
Email  enquiries@perthcatholic.org.au

Priest in charge 
Fr. Varghese Parackal V C 
Holy Family Catholic Church, Lot 375
Alcock St. Maddington – 6109  Western Australia.  
Cell            08-94931703; 0061 402 186 459
E-mail       vcparackal@rediffmail.com
Total No. of Syro-Malabar Members: 2010 Members

Townsville
Syro-Malabar Community, Townsville
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Townsville
Most. Rev.  Michael E Putney DD
266-270 Stanley Street, (PO Box 6149) Townsville, Qld 4810
Ph  07 4726 3202 , Fax  07 4726 3212
Email bishop@tsv.catholic.org.au,
Website http://www.tsv.catholic.org.au

Priest in charge 
Fr. John Kunnath OCD                                                                      
E-mail       johnkocd@yahoo.com
Cell            07 4779 1404; 0061429 490 850
Total No. of Syro-Malabar Members: 755 Members

WOLLONGONG

 Syro-Malabar Community, Wollongong
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Wollongong
Most. Rev. Peter W Ingham DD
Catholic Church Offices, P.O.Box 1239
Wollongong, NSW 2520, Australia
E-mail bishop@woll.catholic.org.au

Priest in charge
Fr. Tomy Alukka
St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Community
Diocese of Wollongong
St Thomas Moore Catholic Parish 
43 Acacia Avenue RuseNSW  Australia
Ph              0061 2 4628 2967
Cell            0061-2 416970644
E-mail       stthomassyromalabarcommunity@gmail.com
                   tomyalukka@yahoo.com
Total No. of Syro-Malabar Members: 820 Members

 

EUROPE
AUSTRIA

Pfarrei Maria Lourdes
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Vienna, H.E. Christoph Cardinal Schönborn,
Archbishop of Vienna Wollzeile 2, 1010 Vienna, Austria

Priest in charge
Rev. Fr. Dr. Thomas Thandappilly CST
A-1120 Vienna, Tivoligasse 20
Ph: 00431 817 42 06 Cell: 0043 699 1 19 66 771,
E-mail: thandappilly@aon.at

Youth Co-ordinator

Rev. Fr. Wilson Mecheril MCBS
Pfarre Gross-jedlersdorf
Amtsstrasse 21-25
1210 Wien, Austria

Ph: 00431 292156226
Cell: 0043 69919215434
E-mail: wilsonmcbs@live.com

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Members: 1529 Families: 420

Non Registered Families: 1400 Members/ Families 300

FRANCE

Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Paris
Most Rev. Cardinal André Vingt-Trois
Archbishop of Paris, 32 rue de Barbet de Jouy
75007 Paris, FRANCE

Priest in charge 
Fr. Dr. Sebastian Naduthadam
Paroisse St Germain des Pres, 3,
Place St Germain des Pres, 75006                                                                                
Paris, France
Téléphone: (33) 1 55 42 81 40
Cell:       00 33 753082096
E-mail    sebastian.naduthadam@gmail.com

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Members: 3000 members

GERMANY

 

COLOGNE
Indian Catholic Community, Cologne
(Also dioceses of Aachen and Essen)
Diocese & Local Ordinary, Archdiocese of Cologne
H.E. Joachim Kardinal Meisner Marzellenstraße 32 50668 Köln

Priest in charge
Fr. Ignatious Chalissery CM Danzierstr. 55 51063 Köln, Germany.
Ph: 0049 221 629868 Cell: 0049 178 9353004
E-mail: indische-gemeinde@netcologne.de
Web: www.indischegemeinde.de

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families: 500

 

 

FRANKFURT
Indische Katholische Gemeinde (Syro-Malabar), Frankfurt/M.
Diocese & Local Ordinary, Diocese of Limburg
Most. Rev. Franz-Peter Tebartz-van Elst,
Bischofsplatz 2 65549 Limburg, Germany

Priest in charge
Fr. Devadas Paul CMF (Parish Priest)
Claretiner-Seminar, Huehnerweg 25, 60599 Frankfurt/M.
Ph: 0049-69-6100090 Cell: 0049-1577- 4381889
E-mail: devadaspaul@hotmail.com smg-frankfurt@gmx.de
Web: www.syromalabarfranfurt.org

Total Number of Syro-Malabar
Families/Members: 100 Families

Semi Parish
St. Antonius Kirche
Alexander-Strasse 25 60489 Frankfurt.

 

 

HEIDELBERG
Syro-Malabar Community, Heidelberg
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Freiburg, Most. Rev. Robert Zollitsch
Erzbischöfliches Ordinariat
Schoferstr. 2 79098 Freiburg i.Br.

Priest in charge
Fr. Thomas Pullattu MCBS Schlehen Str. 11 97440 Werneck Germany
Ph: 0049 9722945780
E-mail: tpullatt@googlemail.com

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members: 120

 

IRELAND

 

Cork and Ross    
Syro-Malabar Community Cork & Ross
Diocese & Local Ordinary 
Diocese of Cork and Ross
Most. Rev. John Buckley
Diocese of Cork and Ross, Cork and  Ross Offices, Redemption Road, Cork  Ireland
Ph              00353 (0)21 4301717 
Fax            00353 (0)21 4301557
E-mail       secretary@corkandross.org

Priest in charge
Fr.Francis George Neelankavil
Tigh An Tsagairt, Clogheen
Co-Cork,Ireland
Ph              00353-21-92122,Cell:00353877084751
E-mail       rksmc@gmail.com,panchiachan@gmail.com                                          
Web           www.corksyromalabar.com
Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members:     110 Families &  330 Members
Mass Centers

1. Wilton
 St. Joseph Church, Wilton, Cork

2. City, Cork 
St. Francis Church, City, Cork

2.4.2. Dublin
                  
Syro-Malabar Community, Dublin
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Dublin
Most. Rev. Diarmuid Martin
Archbishop’s House,                                                                                                         
Drumcondra, Dublin-9, Ireland

Priests in charge                                               
Fr. Mathew Arackaparambil
St. Martin Presbytery, Aylesbury,     
Tallaght, Dublin-24, Ireland,
Ph              00353 4510160, Cell: 00353 876781915                                  
E-mail       frmarackaparambil@gmail.com,
                                                               
Fr. Manoj Ponkattil
St. Martin De Porres Church
Aylesberry, Tallaght
Dublin 24, Ireland
Cell            00353 899510057, 00353 77099811
E-mail       ponkattils@gmail.com
Web           www. syromalabar.ie
Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members:     800 Families/ 3000 Members

Mass Centers

1. Beaumont
The Church of the Nativity of our Lord,
Beaumont, Dn  5
Faithful  80 Families

2. Blanchardstown
St.Brigid’s Church, Blanchardstown,
 Dublin 15                
Faithful    70 Families

3. Bray
Holy Redeemer Church, Main St.,
Bray, Co. Wicklow
Faithful    50 Families

4. Inchicore
Mary Immaculate Church,
Tyreconnel Rd, Dublin 8                  
Faithful    110 Families

5. Lucan
Divine Mercy Church, Balgady Rd, Lucan, Co.Dublin                                  
Dublin Archdiocese                                        
Faithful    120 Families

6. Phibsborough
St.Peter’s Church, Phibsborough, Dublin 7                                       
Faithful   120 Families

7. St.Vincent’s
St.Mary’s Caritas Chapel
Merrion Rd, Dublin 4                                     
Faithful    90 Families

8. Swords
St.Finian’s Church,  Swords
Co. Dublin                                                          
Faithful    50 Families

9. Tallaght
St.Mark’s Church, Springfield
Tallaght, Dublin 24                            
Faithful   100 Families

10. Athy+ Carlow
Most. Rev. Diarmuid Martin                 
St. Michaels Church, Athy+ Carlow                                                   
Faithful 12 Families,  8 Members  
Priest in charge Fr. Mathew Arackaparambil

Mass Centers outside the proper territory of Dublin Archdiocese

1. Cavan
Kilmore Diocese
Most Rev. Leo o’ Reilly                                      
St. Clare Chapel
Faithful  24                            
Priest in charge  Fr. Martin Ocam
2. Clonmel
Waterford Diocese
Most Rev. William Lee
St. Oliver Plunkett Clonmel
Faithful 16
Priest in charge  Fr. Vinod Rosminian Cong.

3. Drogheda
Armagh Archdiocese
Card. Sean Brady                               
St. Joseph’s Church, Drogheda                      
Faithful 15                             
Priest in charge   Fr. Mathew Arackaparambil

4. Dundalk
Armagh Archdiocese                         
Card. Sean Brady
St. Mary’s Church Dundalk
Faithful 26                             
Priest in charge   Fr. Martin Ocam

5. Galway
Galway Diocese
Most Rev. Martin Drennan
S. H Church, Galway
Faithful  50                            
Priest in charge   Fr. Jaison Ocam

6. Kildare
Kildare&Leighlin Diocese
Rt. Rev. Brendan  Byrne
St. Brigids Church Kildare                
Faithful 12Families
Priest in charge   Fr. Mathew Arackaparambil

7. Kilkeny
Ossory Diocese
Most. Rev. Seamus Freeman
St. Carices, Kilkeny                            
Faithful 26
Priest in charge   Fr. Vinod Rosminian Cong.

8. Limerick
Limerick Diocese
Rev. Anthony, Administrator
St. Paul’s Church, Dooradoyle        
Faithful 40

9. Longford
Ardagh&Clonmacnoi Diocese
Most Rev. ColmO’ Reilly
Our Ladys Maner Nursing Home
Faithful 10
Priest in charge  Fr. Mathew Arackaparambil

10. Sligo
Elphin Diocese
Most Rev. Christopher Jones
Sligo   St. John Hospital, Ballyqivene
Faithful  15                            
Priest in charge  Fr. Mathew Arackaparambil

11. Tullamore
Meath Diocese
Most Rev. Michael Smith
Assumption Church, Tullamore                      
Faithful 18
Priest in charge   Fr. Mathew Arackaparambil

12. Waterford
Waterford Diocese
Most. Rev. William Lee
St. Joseph &Benildus, Waterford    
Faithful 35                             
Priest in charge   Fr. Vinod Rosminian Cong

 

ITALY

 

Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Rome

H.E. Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco
Presidente, Conferenez Episcopale Italiana

National Coordinator
Msgr. Stephen Chirappanath
San Thome Pastoral Centre
Via Torino 94, 00184, Roma
Ph              06-4820028, Cell  003663124882
E-mail       stephenchirapanath@gmail.com

Assistant             
Fr. Biju Augustine
San Thome Pastoral Centre
Via Torino 94, 00184, Roma
Ph: 0039-06-4820028
Cell: 0039-3894282760
E-Mal: frbijuaug@gmail.com

Mass Centres       18
Total Faithful        10,000

2.5.1. Bacelona (Sicilia)
Priest in charge   
Fr. Shaji Mekkara (O.S.H. )
Ph              0039 3208227166
Faithful     100

2.5.2. Bologna
Priest in charge   
 Fr. Wilfy Thekkevayalil
Ph              0039 3296020098
Faithful     100

2.5.3. Firenze
Priest in charge   
Fr. Binish Mangottil
Ph              0039 3334213192
Faithful     100

2.5.4. Genova
Priest in charge
Fr. Jeejo Vallooppara
Ph              0039 3339090315
Rev. Sr. Virginia  
Ph              0039 3469774545
Faithful     500

2.5.5.Grosetto
Priest in charge
Fr. Sebatian Palakkatt
Ph              0039 3494651855
Faithful     100

2.5.6. Macerata
No priest.
Contact no.0039 3891864407
Faithful     200

2.5.7. Milano
Priest in charge
Ph              0039 02-9182017
Cell            0039 3318216093
Faithful     500                     

2.5.8. Napoli
No Resident Priest 
Contact no. Ph     0039 3881727920                                                                             
                     Ph      0039 3896491279
Faithful      100

2.5.9. Nocera
Priest in charge
 Fr. Antony Moonjely (O.C.D.)
Ph              0039 3496840329
Faithful     150

2.5.10. Padova
Priest in charge   
Fr. Varghese Puthussery (O.F.M.Conv)
Ph              0039 3400550956
Faithful     100

2.5.11. Patti San Piero (sicilia)
Priest in charge   
Fr. Shaji Mekkara (O.S.H.)
Ph              0039 3208227166
Faithful     650

2.5.12. Pompei
Priest in charge
Fr. Winson Menachery
Ph              0039 3496250089
Faithful     250

2.5.13. Ravenna
Priest in charge
Rev. Fr. Thomas Varakil MCBS
Ph              0039 3276184757
Fr. Jose Therooparambil MCBS      
Ph              0039 054525235
Faithful     200

2.5.15. ROME
San Thome Pastroal Centre
Priest in charge   
Msgr. Stephen Chirappanath
Via Torino 94, 00184, Roma,
Ph              0039 06-4820028,                                                                          
Cell            0039 3663124882
Faithful     6000

2.5.16. Savona
Priest in charge   
Fr. Mathew Pinakkattu
Ph              0039 3339655233
Faithful     150
2.5.17. Siena
No priest
Contact No. 0039 3881153121
                      0039 3393255672                       
Faithful        200

2.5.18. Treviso
Chaplain  Fr. Joseph Arichira
Ph              0039 3319551968
Centres     Cavaso & Istrano
Faithful     400

2.5.16. Verona & Trento
No priest
Contact no. 0039  3208349936
                     0039 3407883102
Faithful       100

 

 

ROME
San Thome Pastroal Centre
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Rome
H.E. Cardinal Angelo Bagnasco Presidente,
Conferenez Episcopale Italiana

Priest in charge
Rev. Fr. Stephen Chirappanath
Via Torino 94 00184, Roma .
Ph: 06-4820028 Cell: 003663124882
No. of the Faithful : 6000

 

NEW ZEALAND

Syro-Malabar Catholic Mission Auckland
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Auckland,
Most. Rev. Patrick Dunn
DD, 30, New Street, St. Mary’s Bay,
Auckland 1011.


Priest in-charge
Fr. Joy Thottamkara C.Ss.R
Immaculate Conception Parish,
66 Main Highway, Ellerslie,
Auckland,1051, New Zealand.
Ph              00649 579 5458
Cell: 0064 226977207
E-mail       smchaplainnz@gmail.com
Website    www.asmcm.org

Total no. of Families: 204

SWITZERLAND

Syro-Malabar Community
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Basel
Most Rev.Felix Gmür
Baselstrasse 58, Solothurn,SO 4501CH
Ph 011 39  032 625 58 25,
Fax 011 39  032 625 58 45 Web http://www.bistum-basel.ch/

Diocese of Fribourg
Bischofliches Ordinariat, Lausanne Geneve et Fribourg
Ph 026347.48.50 Fax 347.48.51 
Website http://www.diocese-lgf.ch

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Members:1300
Families:300

Diocese of Basel
Aarau
Priest in charge
Fr. Binoy Thomas
St. Johannes Kirche, Buchs             
Bucherstrasse 8, 5033, Buchs
Ph              004162 824 32 53                                                                           
E-mail       frbinoy@hotmail.com
Faithful     30 Families

Bern
Priest in charge
Fr. Thomas Plappallil MST
St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Mission Centre
St. Antonius Church.Bümbliz  Süd Bern
Burgunderstasse 124,Bern Knutwil,
Ph              0041319940450                                                                                              
Cell            00417983316 32
Email        thomasplappall il@yahoo.co.in
Faithful     40 Families

Basel
Priest in charge   
Fr. Vincent Kadalikattilputhenpura MST
St. Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Mission Centre
St. Anotnys Church Basel,                                                                                                                
Salvatorhaus,Impass de la foret 5, CH 1700 Freiburg,                                                                              
Ph              004161386 90 60
E-mail       vincentkadali@gmail.com
Faithfull    50 Families

BASEL LAND  LIESTHAL
Priest in charge
Fr. Thomas Plappallil MST
Bruder Klaus Kirche,
Rhine Strasse 20, 4410 Liestal
Faithful     50 Families

OLTEN
Priest in charge
Fr. Thomas Plappallil MST
Pfarramt, Solothurnerstrasse 26
4600 Olten
Ph              004141622126241 
E-mail       thomasplappall il@yahoo.co.in
Faithful     30 Families

SCHAFFHAUSEN    
Priest in charge
Fr. Thomas Plappallil MST
St. Peter Kirche, Sankt Peterstrasse 11  8200 Schaffhausen                                                                   
Ph              004152643 3180,            
E-mail       thomasplappall il@yahoo.co.in
Faithful     37 Families/150 Members

Diocese of Chur

EGG, ZURICH
Priest in charge 
Fr. Thomas Plappallil MST
St. Antonius Church, Egg.
Flurstrasse 10, 8132 Egg
Ph              0041 43 277 20 20
Faithful     45 Family/ 200 Members.

ERLÖSERS CHURCH  ZÜRICH
Priest in charge 
Fr. Binoy Thomas
Zollikerstrasse 160 8008 Zurich
Ph              0041443848410
Faithful     35 Families/ 180 Members

WINTERTHUR, ZÜRICH 
Priest incharge
Fr Sebastian Thayyil
St. Laurentius Kirche, Winterthur  Wulflingerstrasse 181 8408 Winterthur
Ph              0041 78 73 58 112
E-mail       vikar@naefels.ch
Faithful     40 Families/ 200 Members

ZURICH.
Priest in charge 
Fr. Thomas Plappallil  MST
St. Theresia Church.Borr weg 80.
Official Center for Syro Malabar                                                                     
Mission in Zürich
Faithful  50 Families/ 210 Members

FREIBURG ( Diocese of Freiburg )
Priest in charge 
Fr. Vincent Kadalikattilputhenpura MST
Pfarrei St. Martin Tafers, Kirchstrasse 4  1712 Tafers
Ph              00410264941109
E-mail       pfarrei@pfarrei_tafers.ch
Faithful     10 Families

Belinzona ( Diocese of Lugano)
Priest in charge
Fr. BinoyThomas
Convento Sacro Cuore
Via Varrone 12 CH- 6500
Ph              004191820 08 80
E-mail       bellinzona@cappuccini.ch

Faithful  50 Families

UNITED KINGDOM

National Coordinator
Fr Thomas Parayadyil

Our Lady of Lourdes Church,
373 Bowes Road London N11 1AA.
Ph: 0044-2083683016. Cell: 0044-7523100870
E-mail:fr.coordinator@syromalabarchurchuk.org
ENGLAND & WALES

Birmingham
Syro-Malabar Church Birmingham
Diocese & Local Ordinary                 
Archdiocese of Birmingham, UK
Most. Rev. Bernard Longley                                                                             
Archbishop’s House, 8 Shadwell Street Birmingham, B4 6YE, UK

Priest in charge 
Fr  Soji Olikkal
Bl R Grissold Catholic Church
4B, Oxhayes Close, Balsall Common CV7 7PS
Ph              00441676532794,Cell 00447727260575
E-mail       frsojiolikkal@gmail.com

Fr. Jaison Karippai
Bl R Grissold Catholic Church
4B, Oxhayes Close, Balsall Common CV7 7PS
E-mail    jaisonkarippai@gmail.com
Cell         00441676532794
Website    www.smcbirmingham

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members 800 families

Brentwood
Catholic Parish of Our Lady and St. George
Diocese & Local Ordinary                 
Diocese of Brentwood
Most. Rev Thomas McMahon
Cathedral House, Ingrave Road                                                                                      
Brentwood, Essex, CM15 8AT
E-mail  generaloffice@dioceseofbrentwood.org

Priest in charge                                 
Fr. joseph A J MCBS
Catholic Parish of Our Lady and
St. George, 132 Shernhall street                    
Walthamstow E17 9HU, London UK                                        
Ph 0447400847090
E-mail       joseajmcbs@gmail.com

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members: 500-550 Families + 150 students

Clifton
St Thomas Syro-Malabar Church, Bristol
Diocese & Local Ordinary                 
Diocese of Clifton
Most. Rev. Declan Lang
St Ambrose, North Road, Leigh Woods                                                         
Bristol BS8 3PW
Website    www.cliftondiocese.com

Priest in charge                                 
Fr. Paul VettikattuCST
ST. Joseph’s Church, 232 Forest Road
 Fishponds, BS16 3QT
Ph              0044 1179833912
E-mail       frjoy@syromalabarchurchbristol.com                                         
Website    syromalabarchurchbristol.com

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members: 194 (826 members)

Hexham and Newcastle
St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Mass Center
Diocese & Local Ordinary                 
Diocese of Hexham and New Castle
Most. Rev. Seamus Cunningham
Bishop’s House, 800 West Road                                                                     
New Castle Upon Tyne, NE5 2BJ, UK

Priest in  charge                                                
Fr. Saji Thottathil
St. Andrew’s RC Church, 9 Worswick Street                                                 
Upon Tyne, NE1 6 UW, UK
E-mail       frthottam@yahoo.co.in
Ph              00441912616807, 00447852582217
Mass Centers

1. Darlington
St. Augustin Syro-Malabar Mass Center Darlington
Priest in Charge   Fr. Saji Thottathil
Faithful 15 Families
                               
2. Newcastle Upon Tyne
St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Mass Center Newcastle Upon Tyne
Priest in charge    Fr. Saji Thottathil
Faithful     95 Families.

3. Sunderland
St.Alphonsa Syro-Malabar Mass Center Sunderland
Priest in charge    Fr. Saji Thottathil
Faithful  50 Families

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members: 160 Families

Lancaster

St. Alphonsa’s Preston
Diocese & Local Ordinary                 
Diocese of Lancaster
Most. Rev Michael G Campbell OSA
Bishop’s Office, Pastoral Centre                                                                     
Balmoral Road, Lancaster LA1 3BT

Priest in charge                                 
Rev Dr Mathew J Choorapoikayil
Christ the King Presbytery, Gateside
Drive, FY3 7PL Blackpool UK
Ph              00441253391002        

Cell         0044 7772026235

E-mail       mcpoikayil@hotmail.com

Mass Centres                                         

1. Blackpool (Diocese of Lancaster)
Priest in charge
Rev Dr Mathew J Choorapoikayil
Faithful     105 Families

2. Kendal
St George Kendal (Diocese of Lancaster)
Priest in charge
Rev Dr Mathew J Choorapoikayil
Faithful     23 Families

3. Chorely
St Mary’s Chorely (Archdiocese of Liverpool)
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Liverpool
Most Rev Patrick Kelly
 Archbishop’s House, Liverpool LA 188 BY

Priest in charge 
Rev Dr Mathew J Choorapoikayil
Faithful     07 Families

4. Ulverston
St Mary’s Ulverston (Diocese of Lancaster)
Priest in charge   
Rev Dr Mathew J Choorapoikayil
Faithful       14 Families

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members: 197 families

Leeds

Syro-Malabar Catholics, Leeds
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Leeds
Rt. Rev. Arthur Roche
Bishop of Leeds, 13 North Grange                                                                                                
Road, Leeds LS6 2BR, UK
Ph              0113 230 4533, Fax. 0113 278 9890
E-mail       johngrady@dioceseofleeds.org.uk
michael.mcquinn@dioceseofleeds.org.uk

Priest in charge                                 
Fr. Shinu Jacob Ponneth
Our Lady of Victories Presbytery
West Lane, Guard House, keighley
West Yorkshire. BD22 6ES.
Ph              0044 153560389, 00447466 652729
Cell            0044 7449446774
E-mail       jmjjoseph@gmail.com
Faithful     150 Families

Mass Centre
Pontefract
St Joseph’s Pontefract
Priest in charge    Fr. Shinu Jacob Ponneth                  
Faithful     34 Families

Liverpool

Liverpool Kerala Catholic Community
Diocese & Local Ordinary 
Archdiocese of Liverpool
Bishop Patrick Altham Kelly
Archbishop’s House, Lowood, Carnatic                                                        
Road, Liverpool L18 8BY
Ph              0151-724 6398
E-mail       archbishop.liverpool@rcaolp.co.uk

Priest in charge
Visiting Priests
St Philomenas Presbytery,                                                                                               
Sparrowhall Road, Liverpool L9 6BU
Ph              0044 798559676,0044-1515242174 , 0044-7985596761
Faithful     370 families.

Mass centres

1. Chorley
Faithful  5 Families
Priest in charge    Rev. Dr. Fr Mathew Choorapoikayil
Ph 0044 7772026235

2. Fazakerley
Holy Name Church, Fazakerley
Faithful     50 Families

3. Liverpool
Liverpool Kerala Catholic Society (Sacred Heart Church)
Faithful     200 Families

4. St. Helens
 Holy Cross Church, St. Helens 
Faithful     20 Families

5. Warrington
Sacred Heart Church, Warrington
Faithful     40 Families
6. Whiston
St Luke’s Church Whiston
Faithful     20 Families

7. Wigan
St Mary’s Church, Wigan
Faithful 40 Families

Manchester

Syro-Malabar Community, Manchester
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Shrewsbury                                                                                     
Most.  Rev. Mark Davies
Curial offices, 2 Park Road South,                                                                  
Prenton,  Wirral CH 43 UX, U K

Priest in charge
Fr Sajimon Kuriakose Malayilputhenpurayil
St.John’s Presbytery, 133 woodhouse                                                           
Lane, Wythenshawe,
Manchester M22 9NW, UK
Ph              0044-7913653154                                                                          
Email        frsajim@yahoo.co.uk
Faithful     390 Families

Mass Centers

1. Chester
St Werburgh’s Syro-Malabar centre
Chester - 23 Families

2. Crew
St Marys Syro-Malabar Centre, Crew
Faithful  16 Families

3. Northwitch
St Alphonsa’s Syro-Malabar Centre, Northwitch
Faithful  21 Families

4. Sockport
St Peter’s Syro-Malabar Centre, Sockport
Faithful  26 Families

5. Telford & Shrewsbury
St Patrick’s Syro-Malabar Centre, Telford & Shrewsbury
Faithful  30 Families.

6. Wythenshawe
St Thomas Syro-Malabar Centre
Wythenshawe, South Manchester
Faithful 160 Families

7. Wirral
St Joseph’s Syro-Malabar Centre,  Wirral
Faithful   73 Familes.

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families: 390

NOTTINGHAM

Syro-Malabar Community, Nottingham
Diocese & Local Ordinary 
Diocese of Nottingham                                                                                     
Most. Rev. Malcolm McMahon OP
Bishop’s House
27 Cavendish Road East, The Park
Nottingham NG 7 1BB, UK
Ph              01159474786   Fax  01159475235
E-mail       bishop@nrcdt.org.uk,  andrew.cole@nrcdt.org.uk

Priest in charge
Fr  Biju Joseph
Good Shepherd Presbytery
3 Thackeray’s Lane
Woodthorpe, Nottingham NG5 4HT, UK
Ph              0044115 926 8288 ( 0115 926 8288 )

E-mail    bijuk999@gmail.com

Penrith
Syro-Malabar Community, Penrith
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Lancaster
Most. Rev.Michael G Campbell OSA
Bishop’s Office, Pastoral Centre
Balmoral Road,Lancaster
LA1 3B

Priest in charge
Rev.Fr.Thomas Kalapurackal
The Priory, Banklands
Workington, Cumbria
CA14 3EP
E-mail: kalapurackalthomas@yahoo.in
Cell: 00447772039742

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members 6/ total 20

Salford
Syro-Malabar Community, Salford
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Salford
Most. Rev.Terence J. Brain
Bishop of Salford, Wardley Hall,
Worsley, Manchester, M28 2 ND
United Kingdom
E-mail: dioceseofsalford.org.uk


Priest in charge
Fr. Thomas Thaikkoottathil MST
Presbytery, Portland Crescent
Longsight, Manchester
M13 OBU, U.K.
Ph: 00447448233864.
E-mail: thomasachan@rediffmail.com

Faithful           410 Famailies/1550 Members

Southwark
Our Lady of Lourdes Church
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Southwark
Most Rev. Peter D. Smith
Archbishop’s House
150 St. George’s Road,
London, SE1 6HX

Priest in charge
Fr Biju Kottanalloor CST
Our Lady of Lourdes, 45B, Burnt Ash Hill        
Lee, London, SE12 0AE, UK
Ph              02085878006,Cell:0207904417427                                           
E-mail       knalloor@gmail.com
Website    syromalabarchurchuk.org
Faithful     600 Families
                                                                       
Mass Centres

1.Ashford
St. Teresa, Maidstone Road,
Ashford, TN24 8TX

2.Broadstairs
Our Lady Star of the Sea, 23 St. Peter’s Raod,
Broadstairs, CT10 2AP 

3.Bromley
St. Joseph’s, 1 Orchard Road,
Bromley, BR1 2PR

4.Canterbury
St Thomas of Canterbury,
59 Burgate, Canterbury, CT1 2HJ

5.Catford
Holy Cross, 208 Sangley Road,
Catford, SE6 2JS

6.Dartford
St. Vincent’s, Mallard Close,
Temple Hill, Dartford, DA1 5HU

7.Gillingham
Our Lady of Gillingham, 2a Ingram Road,
Gillingham, ME7 1YL

8.Maidstone
St. Francis, 126 Week Street,
Maidstone, ME14 1RH

9.Morden
St. Teresa of the Child Jesus,
250 Bishopsford Road, Morden,SM4 6BZ

10.Thorntonheath              
St. Andrew, 45 Brook Road,
Thorntonheath, CR7 7RD

11.Tolworth
Our Lady Immaculate,
401 Ewell Road, Tolworth, KT6 7DG

Other Centers
1.Bedford
Catholic Church of Our Lady,
307 Bedford Road, Bedford, MK42 8QB

2.Haverhill
St Felix Catholic Church,
3 Wentworth Terrace, Haverhill, CB 9 9BP

3.Petersfield
St. Laurence, 12 Station Road,
 Petersfield, GU32 3ED

4.Reading
English Martyrs, 64 Liebenrood Road,
Reading, RG30 2EB

5.Slough
Holy Redeemer Church,
Wrexham Road, Slough, SL2 5QR

6.Woking 
St Dunstan, Shaftesbury Road,
Woking, GU22 7DT

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members: 600+ Families

Westminster
Syro-Malabar Community, Westminster
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Westminster
Most Rev. Vincent Nichols
Archbishop's House,
Ambrosden Avenue
London SW1P 1 QJ.


Priest in charge
Fr Thomas Parayadyil MST
Our Lady of Lourdes Church,
373 Bowes Road
London N11 1AA.
Ph: 0044-2083683016.
Cell: 0044-7523100870
E-mail : fr.coordinator@syromalabarchurchuk.org 
Fr Joseph Thayil Mathew,
The presbytery,
St Augustine’s  Roman Catholic Church                                                       
Esdaile Lane,High Street, Hoddesdon,
Herts.EN 11 8DS,UK.
Cell            0044 744 8794191.
E-mail       josthayil@gmail.com
                                                               
Fr. Paul Nellikulam
Mother of God Church,
Greencoat Road, Leicester, LE3 6NZ
United Kingdom.
Email        nellikulamp@hotmail.com
Ph              00441162875232
 Cell           0044 7543909590
Website    www.syromalabarchurchuk.org
Faithful     370 Families
Web: www.syromalabarchurchuk.org

Number of Syro-Malabar families 370

NORTHERN IRELAND

ARMAGH
                               
Syro-Malabar Community, Portadown
Archdiocese of Armagh
His Eminence Cardinal Sean Brady
Archbishop of Armagh
Ara Coeli, Cathedral Road
Armagh BT 61 TQY, Northern Ireland

Priest in charge
Fr. Joseph Karukayil
Long Tower Church, 18 Pump Street, Derry
E-mail       josephkarukayil@yahoo.com,
Faithful     31 Families

CLOUGHER                        

Syro-Malabar Community, Enniskillen
Diocese of Clogher
Most. Rev. John McDowell
Clogher Diocesan Office
St. Macartin's Cathedral Hall
Enniskillen, Co. Fermanagh
Northern Ireland, BT74 7DR
Ph/Fax      0044 (0)28­ 6634­ 7879
Web           http://clogher.anglican.org/

Priest in charge
Fr. Joseph Karukayil
E-mail       josephkarukayil@yahoo.com,
Faithful     9 Families

Derry                                

St.Mary’s Syro Malabar Church,Derry.SMSC
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Derry
Most. Rev. Seamus Hegarty

Priest in charge
Fr. Joseph Karukayil
Long Tower Church, 18 Pump Street, Derry
Ph              0044-7939138356                     
Cell            0044-7850402475                                    
E-mail       josephkarukayil@yahoo.com
Web           www.smcbelfast.org
Faithful     48 Families, 12 students

Mass Centers

1. Derry
St.Columbus Church, Waterside

2. Omagh
Christ The King Church, Omagh

Down And Connor
Syro-Malabar Catholics, Down and Connor
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Down and Connor
Most. Rev. Noel Treanor
Lisbreen, 73 Somerton Road
Belfast, BT 15 4 DE
Northern Ireland.
Ph: 00 44 2890776185

Priest in charge
Fr. Antony Perumayan
Ph: 0044-2890890954
Cell: 07542236384
E-mail: aperumayan@gmail.com
Web: smcbelfast.org
Mass Centres

1. Antrim
56 GreystoneRd, BT 41, 1 JZ, Antrim
Faithful 150 Members

2. Ballyhakamore
Ballyhakamore,St. Colmcille’s Church 191,
Upper NewtownardsRdBT 4 3 JB
Faithful 170 Members

3.  Bangor
St. Comgall’s Church, Burnswick Rd Bangor, 
Co. Down, BT 20, 3 DS
Faithful 165 Members

4. Belfast
Belfast, St. Paul’s, 125 Falls Road, BT 12, 6 AB
Faithful  635 Members

5. Glengomerly
St. Bernard’s Glengomerly
Faithful 65 Members

6. Lisburn
St. Patrick, Chapel Hill,Lisburn, BT 28, 1EP
Faithful  180 Members

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families 348 (Approximate)

SCOTLAND

Aberdeen
Kerala Catholic Community Aberdeen, Scotland
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Aberdeen, Scotland, UK.
Most.Rev. Dom Hugh Gilbert OSB
Bishop of RC Diocese of Aberdeen
Bishop’s House, 3 Queen’s Cross,
ABERDEEN, AB15 4XU

Priest in charge
Fr. Rogi Narithookkil CST
St. Clements’ Church, Dundee, DD2 4NJ
Ph: 00447772540180
E-mail: rogithomas@gmail.com.org
Fr. Josseph Pinakkattu
Eimail       j.pinakkattu@gmail.com                                                                                
Website    www.kccaberdeen.org
Faithful     170  Families

Mass Centres
1. Dundee   15 Families
2. Perth        10 Families
3. Inverness 20 Families

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members: 170 Familie

St. Andrew's and Edinburgh
Syro-Malabar Community, Edinburgh
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of St. Andrew's and Edinburgh (EICA)
Most  Rev. Philip Tartaglia Ph B STD
Archbishop's House
St Bennet's, 42 Greenhill Gardens,
Edinburgh , EH10 4BJ
Ph: 0131 447 3337, Fax: 0131 447 0816
E-mail:   webadmin@staned.org.uk

Priest in charge
Fr. Sebastian Thuruthippillil
St. Andrew’s RC Church
126 Victoria Street
Craigshill, Livingston
Edinburgh, Scotland
E-mail: Catholic126@googleemail.com
sebinthuruthy@gmail.com

Mass Centres

1. Edinburgh
 Indian Christians of St.Antony
St. Gregory Church, Walter Scot  Avenue,Edinburgh, EH16 5SZ
Faithful     65 Families
2.  Falkirk
Indian Christians in Falkirk (ICIL)
St. Francis Xavier Church, 1 Hope Street,
Falkirk, FK1 5AT
Faithful     20 Families

 3.  Kirkacldy
Our Lady Of Perpetual Succour
Victoria Road, kirkacldy, KY1 2SA.
Faithful     18 Families

4.  Livingston
Indians of St. Alphonsa (LISA)         
St. Alphonsa Pilgrim centre, 83 Kenilworth Rise,
Livingston, EH54 6JL.
Faithful      5 Families 

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families : 65 Families

Glasgow
Glasgow Kerala Christian community
Diocese & Local Ordinary                
The Archdiocese of Glasgow,
Most.  Rev. Philip Tartaglia
Archdiocese of Glasgow, 196 Clyde  Street, Glasgow G1 4JY , UK

Priest in charge
Fr.George Thelliankal Cmf
St. James Church, 20 Beltrees Road                                                                             
Glasgow, G53 5TE
Ph              0044 141 8920752
E-mail       gthelly@yahoo.com        
Faithful     130 Families/ 500 Members

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members 130 Families/ 500 Members

Motherwell
St. Bride ’s Church, Cambuslang
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Diocese of Motherwell
Most. Rev. Joseph Devine, Ph.D
2 Wellhall Road,
Hamilton, ML3 9BG

Priest in charge
Fr. Joseph Vembadamthara VC,
St. Cuthbert’s, 98 High Blantyre Road,
Burnbank, Hamilton, ML3\9HW
Ph: 00441698768040
Cell: 00447865997974 -
E-mail: frappachan@gmail.com

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members : 92 families and 374 members

SOUTH AFRICA
PRETORIA

Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Pretoria
Most. Rev. William Slattery,
P.O. Box 8149
Pretoria 0001, South Africa

Contact Person: Priest in charge
Fr. Kurian Perumpallikunnel CMI
E-mail: kurcmi@gmail.com

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members: 400 Families

Uganda

 Diocese & Local Ordinary                
Archdiocese of Kampala
Most Rev. Cyprian Kizito Lwanga,
Archbishop  of Kampala, Archbishop’s Office Lubaga
P.O. Box 14125, Kampala, Uganda.
Ph 041 4270183, 0414270184, Fax 041 4345441
E-mail    cklwanga@africaonline.co.ug,  klarchdioc@infocom.co.ug

Contact Person 
Fr. Paul Jomesh Kaithamana VC
Entebbe, P.O. Box 200, Entebbe  Ugganda
E-mail       jomeshvc@yahoo.com
Faithful      80 Families

ASIA
GULF COUNTRIES

Gulf Coordinator
Dr. Mohan Thomas
SMCA Qatar
P.O. Box 23205
Qatar Ph: 00974 4688990
E-mail: thomasentclinic@gmail.com

Bahrain            

Syro-Malabar Society, Bahrain
Diocese & Local Ordinary 
Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia
Most. Rev. Camillo Ballin MCCJ
Bishop’s Office, P.O. Box 266,13003 Safat, Kuwait
Ph              00 965 2242-0275,                                                                         
Cell            00965 9711-9772

Priest in charge 
Fr. Joy Menacherry OFM Cap.
Sacred Heart Church, P.O. Box 117  Manama, Baharain
Ph              00973 253598
Fax            00973 261933
P.O. Box : 15269
Ph              00973 38386345
Cell            097339273571
Website    www.symsbahrain.com
Cell            00973 38386345
E-mail       secretary@symsbharain.com

Faithful 5000 families

DOHA - QATAR

St. Thomas Syro Malabar Church, Doha-Qatar.
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Vicariate of Northern Arabia
Most. Rev. Camillo Ballin, mccj
Apostolic Vicar of Northern Arabia
(Bahrain, Kuwait, Qatar, Saudi Arabia)
Bishop's Office
P. O. Box 266, 13003, Safat, KUWAIT
Ph:+965 2242-0275
Cell: +965 9711-9772

Priests in charge
Rev. Fr. Johnson Araserril OFM Cap.
Ph: 00974+33862749
Rev. Fr. Simon Cheruvathur OFM Cap
Ph: 00974+55865611
P.B. No. 23205, Doha-Qatar.
E-mail: stsmdoha@gmail.com, frjohnsonarasseril@gmail.com
frsimoncheruvathur@gmail.com,
Web: www.syromalabarqatar.org

Total Number of Syro-Malabar
Families: 4000
Members : 20000

KUWAIT

Syro Malabar Cultural Association Kuwait (SMCA Kuwait)
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia
Most. Rev. Camillo Ballin MCCJ,
Bishop's Office, P. O. Box 266
13003, Safat, KUWAIT
Ph: (Office) + 965 2242-0275, Cell:+ 965 9711-9772

Priest in charge
Rev. Fr. Mathews Kunnelpurayidom OCD
P. O. Box 266, 13003, Safat, KUWAIT
Ph:+ (965) - 2-2434637
Cell: + (965) - 66858830
E-mail: mathewskf@gmail.com
E-mail: gen.secretary@smcakuwait.org,
E-mail: president@smcakuwait.org
Web: www.smcakuwait.org

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members : 40000 members

OMAN

Syro-Malabar Catholic Community Oman
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Vicariate of Southern Arabia
Most. Rev. Paul Hinder ofm cap
Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia
St. Joseph Cathedral, P.O. Box 54,
Abu Dhabi-UAE
Ph: 00971 24461895
Fax: 00971 24465177
E-mail: office@ccsarabia.org

Priest in charge
Fr. Baby Mathew
P.O. Box. 613, P.C. 112, Ruwi,
Sultanate of Oman
Ph: 00965 24701893
Fax: 00965 24788840
E-mail: ebabychen@gmail.com
Email: smcoman@ymail.com

Total Number of Syro-Malabar Families/Members: 41,000

UAE

Syro-Malabar Catholic Community UAE
Diocese & Local Ordinary 
Vicariate of Southern Arabia 17
Most. Rev. Paul Hinder OFM Cap
Apostolic Vicar of Southern Arabia,
St.Joseph Cathedral P.O. Box 54
Abu Dhabi-UAE.
Ph              00971 24465177
E-mail       office@ccsarbia.org

Priest in charge 
Fr. Joji Palamparambil OFM
St. Francis Assisi Church, Jabel Ali, UAE                                      
Ph              050 7486771
E-mail       jojipjcap@gmail.com

Faithful    110000

SAUDI ARABIA

Diocese & Local Ordinary
Apostolic Vicariate of Northern Arabia
Most. Rev. Camillo Ballin MCCJ
Bishop’s Office, P. O. Box 266, 13003, Safat, KUWAIT,
Ph              965 2242-0275,Cell.965 9711-9772

Contact   E-mail sec2cepcm@gmail.com
Faithful    190000 Members

Eastern RegioN

Centres
1. St. Thomas Damam-Kobar          
2. Mar Sleeva Al-Hasa                      
3. St. Maries Jubyl                              
4. St. Marys Khafji                              

Central Region
                               
Centers
1. St. Alphonsa Riyad                        
2. Sacred Heart Hayel                       
3. St Antony Al Gasim                        
4. Davathmi
Western-Southern Region

Centres
1. St Paul Jidda                                   
2. St. Marys Thabook                         
3. St. Paul Yambu                               
4. Mar Sleeva Rabikh                        
5. St. Marys Southern Region          
6. Al baha, Aghigh, beyjj Rushi        
7. St. Thomas Thaif                            

SINGAPORE

Syro-Malabar Catholic Singapore
Diocese & Local Ordinary
Archdiocese of Singapore
Most.Rev. Nicholas Chia
Archbishop's House,
31 Victoria Street,
Singapore187997
E-mail: nc@catholic.org.sg
Ph: 65-63378818
Fax:65-63334735
E-mail: syromalabarcatholic@gmail.com

Coordinator
Mr. Martin K P
Cell: 0065-92267198
E-mail: martinkp@gmail.com
Total Number of Syro-Malabar Catholic Families/Members 1000 Families

 

GUIDELINES FROM ROME ON PASTORAL CARE OF THE MIGRANTS

In 1987 Pope John Paul II personally intervened and sent to the Catholic Bishops of India a letter in which among other things he said: “Regarding the pastoral care of the faithful of the Eastern rites who are living in the Latin-rite Dioceses, in accordance with the spirit and letter of the Conciliar Decrees Christus Dominus, n. 23, 3 and Orientlaium Ecclesiarum, n. 4, the Latin ordinaries of such Dioceses are to provide as soon as possible for an adequate pastoral care of the faithful of these Eastern rites, through the ministry of priests, or through parishes of the rite, where this would be indicated, or through an Episcopal vicar endowed with necessary faculties, where circumstances would so indicate” (n. 5c)

This Papal intervention was followed by the erection of the Syro-Malabar diocese of Kalyan for the Syro-Malabarians who were in the archdiocese of Bombay and the dioceses of Pune and Nasik.

In the Plenary Session of the Congregation for the Oriental Churches in Rome on 1st October 1998 the then Prefect of that Congregation, Cardinal Achille Silvestrini made the following intervention in favour of the Oriental faithful in the Latin dioceses:

I would be grateful if you would pay special attention to the pastoral care of the Eastern faithful in the diaspora. In this regard it is necessary for everyone, both Latin and Oriental, to grasp the sensitive implications of the situation, which is a real challenge for the survival of the Christian East and for a general reconsideration of its pastoral programmes. Indeed the pastors of the Latin Church are first of all invited to deepen their knowledge of the existence and heritage of the Eastern Catholic Churches and to encourage the faithful entrusted to their care to do the same. Secondly, they are called to promote and defend the right of the Eastern faithful to live and pray according to the tradition received from the Fathers of their own Church.

Lately in the Post Synodal Exhortation Ecclesia in Asia of Pope John Paul II, he made the following remark:

The situation of the Catholic Eastern Churches, principally of the Middle East and India, merits special attention. From Apostolic times they have been the custodians of a precious spiritual, liturgical and theological heritage. Their traditions and rites, born of a deep inculturation of the faith in the soil of many Asian countries, deserve the greatest respect. With the Synod Fathers, I call upon everyone to recognize the legitimate customs and the legitimate freedom of these Churches in disciplinary and liturgical matters, as stipulated by the Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches. Following the teaching of the Second Vatican Council, there is an urgent need to overcome the fears and misunderstandings which appear at times between the Catholic Eastern Churches and the Latin Church, and among those Churches themselves, especially with regard to the pastoral care of their people, also outside their own territories. As children of the one Church, reborn into the newness of life in Christ, believers are called to undertake all things in a spirit of common purpose, trust and unfailing charity. Conflicts must not be allowed to create division, but must instead be handled in a spirit of truth and respect, since no good can come except from love.

These venerable Churches are directly involved in ecumenical dialogue with their sister Orthodox Churches, and the Synod Fathers urged them to pursue this path They have also had valuable experiences in inter-religious dialogue, especially with Islam. This can be helpful to other Churches in Asia and elsewhere. It is clear that the Catholic Eastern Churches possess a great wealth of tradition and experience which can greatly benefit the whole Church (No. 27).

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