Priest who served in DC named founding bishop of an eparchy in India

January 26, 2010

On January 25, 2010, the Vatican Information Service reported that “The Synod of Bishops of the Syro-Malankar Major Archiepiscopal Church, having duty consulted with the Holy See, has adopted the following provisions and, with the prior assent of the Holy Father, has proceeded with the following episcopal elections:

– Erected the new eparchy of Pathanamthitta, India, appointing Bishop Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom Kalloor of Marthandom, India, as first bishop of the new eparchy.”

Bishop Kalloor served in the Archdiocese of Washington for many years. Based at Holy Comforter-St. Cyprian parish in Washington, DC, he was a chaplain for DC General Hospital and coordinated ministry for Syro-Malankara rite Catholics in the United States. He was appointed a bishop in 1998 for the Eparchy of Marthandom, in India, where he has served until this new appointment.

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