The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is one of the twenty-four rites of the Universal Catholic Church. It is an Eastern Catholic Church in full communion with the Holy See. It has a total of around 500,000 members. The Church is one of the Saint Thomas Christian churches centered in Kerala, India and was established by the Apostle, Saint Thomas in the 1st Century AD
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is a Major Archepiscopal Church, founded by The Servant of God, Mar Ivanios, and now headed by Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis.
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The Malankara Catholic Mission of North America Inc., which was registered in 1984, now has an Exarchate that includes 14 churches/missions. His Excellency Dr. Philipos Mar Stephanos is the Bishop of the Exarchate in the U.S. and the Apostolic Visitator for Canada and Europe.
The St. Joseph's Syro Malankara Catholic Mission of British Columbia is one of the recent addition to the NA Exarchate with a number of families across the province and led spiritually by Rev. Fr. John (Daiju) Kuriakose.