SLIDESHOW: Indian Catholic Bishop’s enthronement
THEY came in their thousands to mark an historic day.
Old and young, men and women, boys and girls.
And they filled Preston North End’s Deepdale ground to witness the ordination of a new Indian Catholic (Syro-Malabar) Bishop.
Pope Francis has formally established a new Eparchy – similar to a diocese – for Indian Catholics in Preston, one of just three worldwide outside of India.
The new Eparchy will have St Ignatius as its Cathedral Church, which has now been dedicated to St Alphonsa.
Fr Joseph Srampickal was ordained and enthroned as bishop at a massive open air event at Deepdale yesterday... read more
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