New diocese for the Syro-Malabar Catholics in UK

Holy Father Pope Francis has erected on 28/07/2016, on the Feast of St Alphonsa, a new diocese (Eparchy) for the Faithful of Syro-Malabar Catholics in the UK. 

Msgr Joseph Srampickal is nominated as the first Bishop of the Syro- Malabar Faithful in Great Britain based in Preston and Msgr Stephen Chirappanath is nominated as the Apostolic Visitator for the Syro-Malabar Faithful in Europe.