His Holiness, Pope Francis has approved the appointment of His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius as the first bishop of the newly erected Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy of Parassala, which has been formed by bifurcating from the Major Archdiocese of Trivandrum. The appointment was made by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos at the recommendation of the Holy Synod of the Syro- Malankara Catholic Church.
The appointment about the episcopal appointment and the canonical erection of the new eparchy was made concurrently in Rome and at the St. Mary’s Cathedral, Patton, Trivandrum, Kerala on 5th August 2017 and at the Cathedral of the St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA and Canada. His Excellency Mar Eusebius will continue as the Apostolic administrator of the St. Mary, Queen of Peace Syro Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA and Canada until his successor takes charge of the see on a date to be announced.
The priests, religious and the lay faithful with much gratitude and prayers wish His Excellency Mar Eusebius and the new eparchy every blessings of the Divine Shepherd who always watches over His Flocks through the successors of the Holy Apostles.
The date of the Sunthroniso (Enthronement) of His Excellency Mar Eusebius in the new Eparchy is on 23 September 2017.