Faridabad Diocese is one of the 35 catholic diocese of syro malabar church.  The current Bishop of Faridabad diocese is Mar Kuriakose Bharanikulangara and auxilary bishiop is Mar. Jose Puthan Veetil

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Patron : St. Thomas, The Apostle

Date of Erection : 06 March 2012
The Syro-Malabar Church is an Apostolic Church which strains its foundation to the St. Thomas, the Apostle, who landed at Cranganore (Muziris) in fifty two AD and based seven Christian groups in Kerala, at Palayur, Cranganore, Kokkamangalam, Kottakavu (Parur), Quilon, Niranam, and Chayal. St. Thomas become martyred in A.D. seventy two at Mylapore, close to Chennai/Madras. The early Christian network in India become referred to as St. Thomas Christians. They have been additionally known as Nazranis, which means people who comply with the course of Jesus of Nazareth.
After India's independence, educated men and women, as well as students of higher education, from Kerala, India's most literate state, have come to Delhi in pursuit of work and a better education. Various Religious Congregations began their pastoral operations in the region in the 1970s and 1980s, as the presence of Syro-Malabar Catholics in Delhi grew, resulting in the foundation of numerous communities. Fr. Sebastian Kizhakkeyil MST worked at Faridabad, where the current Cathedral is located, in 1986 at the request of the Syro-Malabar Bishops Conference. Fr. James Mandapathikunnel MST took over as his successor. Later, the Syro-Malabar Bishops' Conference handed the Delhi Mission to the Archdiocese of Ernakulam for better coordination. The Chaplain of the Delhi Syro-Malabar Catholics, Fr. Sebastian Vadakumpadan, was appointed in 1991. The Syro-Malabar Community was overseen by Episcopal Vicar, Fr. George Manimala, in 2003. Fr. Jose Edassery was named coordinator of the Delhi Syro-Malabar Mission in December 2004. During this time, the Delhi Syro-Malabar Church experienced rapid growth, with the Archdiocese of Delhi sanctioning a large number of individual parishes and Mass Centers.



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