Pope Francis

Thursday, 30 April 2015

India - World’s largest diocese to open Friday

New Delhi: The Catholic diocese with the largest geographical area in the world will be erected in India on Friday.
Cardinal Baselios Cleemis, head of the Syro-Malankara Church, will inaugurate Gurgaon diocese and install Mar Jacob Barnabas as its first bishop in the presence of political and Church leaders and thousands of faithful at Neb Sarai, a South Delhi suburb.
The diocese has been making a mark in the social and charity sectors with several outreach programs, said Fr Varghese Mattamana, spokesperson for the Church.
The most successful program is its Food for Hungry program where they supply food packets to some 600 vagabonds found on the Delhi streets. Started with 30 packets a few years ago, the program has reached more than 100,000 people, Fr Mattamana said.

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