Dioceses of India
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Khadki

Diocese of Khadki

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Rite: Syro-Malankara
Status: Diocese

Bishop of the Diocese

Most Rev. Thomas Mar Anthonios, OIC
Exarchate of St. Ephrem of Khadki
Personal Details
Born:25-Nov-1955
Priestly Ordination:27-Dec-1980
Episcopal Ordination:13-Mar-2010
Period:--Email(P): maranthonios@gmail.com
Contact Details
Exarchate of St. Ephrem of Khadki St. Mary’s Malankara Catholic Church 51, Bhau Patil Road, Khadki, Pune - 411 020 (Maharashtra)

Diocese of Khadki at a Glance

Ecclesiastical Institutions

Parishes & Substations : Retreat Centres:
Major Seminaries : Diocesan Minor Seminaries:
Congregation Minor Seminaries: Religious Formation Houses :
Men Religious Houses: Women Religious Houses:

Charitable Institutions

Hospitals : Dispensaries / Clinics / Health Centres:
Orphanages : Homes for Aged & Destitute :
Schools for Physically Challenged: Homes for Physically Challenged :
Crèches: Boarding Houses :
Counselling Centres : De-addiction Centre:
Social Centres : HIV / AIDS Centre:

Educational Institutions

Professional Colleges : Degree Colleges:
Parallel Colleges : Vocational / Technical Training Centres :
Higher Secondary / Junior Colleges : High Schools :
Upper Primary Schools: Lower Primary Schools:
Nurseries / Pre-Primary Schools :Presses & Media Centres :

History

The Exarchate of St. Ephrem of Khadki, Pune, of the Syro-Malankaras extends over the entire southern part of India where till now there was no Syro-Malankara ecclesial circumscription, namely, the entire States of Maharashtra, Goa, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, together with parts of Karnataka and Tamilnadu. The Mission of the Syro-Malankara Church outside the proper territory began in 1955 with the foundation of Bethany Ashram, in Poona, for the pastoral care of immigrants. Today the Syro-Malankara presence in the region of the Exarchate consists of 27 parishes or missions. There are 21 priests dedicated to the pastoral care, 13 convents of women religious and about ten schools, including a College for higher studies. The majority of the faithful is found near Mumbai and Poona, in the western part of the State of Maharashtra. The first Exarch will have his residence and chancery in the city of Khadki, Pune, in the complex which includes St. Mary’s Malankara Catholic Church, which will serve as the new cathedral.