Syro-Malabar Diocese of

Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne

Australia Australia, New Zealand New Zealand

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Continent: Oceania

Rite: Syro-Malabar

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne (English) / Sancti Thomæ Apostoli Melburnen(sis) (Latin)

Subject to the Major Archbishop

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Thomas

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2023.01.14 – ...):Bishop John Panamthottathil, C.M.I. (57)Bishop John Panamthottathil, C.M.I. (57)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Bishop John Panamthottathil, C.M.I. (57)Bishop John Panamthottathil, C.M.I. (57)
(2023.01.14 – ...)

Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the Syro-Malabars (Australia)

My grace is sufficient for you

Born:1966.05.31 (Peravoor, India)
Ordained Priest:1997.12.26
Consecrated Bishop:2023.05.31

Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the Syro-Malabars (Australia) (2023.01.14 – ...)

Bishop Bosco Puthur (77)Bishop Bosco Puthur (77)
(2013.12.23 – 2023.01.14)

Apostolic Administrator of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India)
Bishop emeritus of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the Syro-Malabars (Australia)

God is love

Born:1946.05.28 (Parappur, India)
Ordained Priest:1971.03.27
Consecrated Bishop:2010.02.13

Priest of Trichur of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1971.03.27 – 2010.01.18)

Titular Bishop of Foratiana (2010.01.18 – 2013.12.23)

Bishop of Curia of the Syro-Malabars (2010.01.18 – 2013.12.23)

Major Archiepiscopal Administrator of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2011.04.01 – 2011.05.25)

Secretary of Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church (2011.06? – 2016.08)

Apostolic Visitator in New Zealand of the Syro-Malabars (2013.12.23 – 2021.03.29)

Bishop of Saint Thomas the Apostle of Melbourne of the Syro-Malabars (Australia) (2013.12.23 – 2023.01.14)

Apostolic Administrator of Ernakulam–Angamaly of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2023.12.07 – ...)

Special Churches

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Population: 51,960 Catholics

Pastoral Centres: 31 parishes, 31 missions

Personnel: 32 priests (23 diocesan, 9 religious), 9 religious (9 brothers), 12 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

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Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.05.22

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