Enthronement of the new Syro Malabar Catholic Major Archbishop His Beatitude George Alencherry

Thursday, June 16, 2011

May 29, 2011 when His Beatitude George Alencherry was Enthroned Major Archbishop of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church. and it was presided by Most. Rev. Bosco Puthur, Auxiliary Eparch of the Major Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly, and the Apostolic Administrator of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church. Note that this is the first time the Syro Malabar Catholic Hierarchs elect a Major Archbishop since it has been granted full Administrative powers by the Vatican in 2004, since its first Major Archbishops, Cardinal Mar Anthony Padiyara and Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil are appointed by the Pope. The Syro Malabar Catholic Church is the second largest Sui Iuris Eastern Catholic Church, with more than 4 Million faithful and the first is the Ukrainian Greek Catholic, with 6 Million faithful

Here are some Photos taken at the Enthronement Ceremony

Some pictures are located at this Site of the Syro Malabar Catholic Church dedicated on his Election, Confirmation by the Pope and Enthronement as Syro Malabar Catholic Major Archbishop


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