EPARCHY OF GREAT BRITAIN OF SYRO-MALABAR

The Holy Father, Pope Francis on Thursday, 28th July, 2016 has erected the Eparchy of Great Britain of the Syro-Malabar Church based in Preston and has appointed Dr. Fr. Joseph (Benny Mathew) Srampickal, a member of the clergy of the Eparchy of Palai, until now Vice-Rector of the Collegio De Propaganda Fide in Rome, as the first bishop of the Eparchy.

Msgr. Joseph (Benny Mathew) Srampickal was born on May 30, 1967 in Poovarany, in the Eparchy of Palai. He entered the minor seminary and he studied philosophy at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, and theology at the Pontifical Urbaniana University in Rome, where he obtained a licentiate in biblical theology. He continued his studies at Oxford (England). He knows: Malayalam, English, Italian and German.

Ordained a priest on August 12, 2000, he has held the following positions: Professor at the minor seminary and Ephrem Formation Centre of Pala; Director of the Mar Sleeva Nursing College, Cherpumkal; Director of the Evangelization Programme; Secretary of the Bishop; Pastor at Urulikunnam. From 2013, he is Vice Rector of the Pontifical Urbaniana College of the Propaganda Fide, Rome.

The See of the circumscription is in Preston, in the Diocese of Lancaster, where the Cathedral dedicated to St. Alphonsa is located, along with the Registry and the Residence of the new Bishop Joseph (Benny Mathew) Srampickal.

MAJOR ARCHBISHOP

PASTORAL LETTERS
CARDINAL GEORGE ALENCHERRY
Mar George Alencherry was born on 19th April 1945 in the parish of Thuruthy in the archdiocese of Changancherry as the sixth child of the ten children of Mr. Philipose and Mary Alencherry of whom two others are priests (Fr. Jose Alencherry and Fr. Francis Alencherry, SDB)......

ENGLAND AND WALES COORDINATOR

REV.DR.THOMAS PARAYADYIL M.S.T
Fr Thomas Parayadyil (ordained on 19-12-1973) is a member of the Missionary Society of St Thomas the Apostle, Melampara, Kerala. He has a doctorate in Oriental Liturgy from Rome and was professor of Liturgy at St.Joseph´s Seminary Aluva, Kerala for six years. Then he was appointed the Rector Ruhalaya Major Seminary, Ujjain, Madhyapradesh...
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