New Syro Malabar Diocese in Australia Established
Jan. 12, 2014
Pope Francis has established the new Eparchy of St. Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the Syro-Malabars (Australia), and has appointed as its first Eparchial Bishop His Lordship Msgr. Bosco Puthur, until now Titular Bishop of Foraziana and Curia Bishop of the Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Curia.
The Pope has also appointed Bishop Bosco Puthur, Eparchial Bishop of St. Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the Syro-Malabars as Apostolic Visitator of the Syro-Malabar faithful residing in New Zealand.
Bishop Raphael Thattil, Titular Bishop of Buruni and Auxiliary of the Archieparchy of Trichur, has been appointed as Apostolic Visitator for the Syro-Malabar faithful residing in India outside the territorium proprium.
These appointments were made known on Saturday, January 11 in Rome, Kochi and New Delhi.
Source: CBCI website
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