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Pope approves expansion of Syro-Malabar Church in India

October 10, 2017

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CWN Editor's Note: Pope Francis has established two new eparchies (the equivalent of dioceses) for the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church in India, and extended the boundaries of two existing eparchies. The new eparchies cover territories in which the Roman and/or Syro-Malankara rites are already established. The Pope observed that in India, “overlapping jurisdictions should no longer be problematic.”

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