Syro-Malabar Church Paul Bergamini and KevIn Van Sciver

  • It is the second largest Eastern Catholic Church
  • The Church has five archdioceses and thirteen eparchies
  • The name means Syrian Christians of the Malabar Coast, India
  • They were originally called Nazranis
  • It's the largest St. Thomas Christian denomination
  • The Church has 4.6 million believers
  • The Church is an Apostolic Church
  • The Church traces its origin to St. Thomas, the Apostle
  • They are active in education and social health services
Major Arch Bishop Alencheril Mar Giwargis II

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