The Syro Malabar Community of Canada is blessed with a new Apostolic Exarchate (Diocese) for the community. Rev Dr Jose Kalluvelil has been installed as the new Exarch (Bishop) for the new Exarchate by our Holy Father Pope Francis. Today the total number of Syro Malabar faithful in Canada is approximately 35,000 spread across 21 mission communities in six provinces of the country.
The Most Reverend Jose Kalluvelil was born in India on November 15, 1955, and was ordained priest on December 18, 1984. In 1989, he was appointed Director of Catechetical Department in the Eparchy of Palghat where he served for 12 years. In 2003, he completed a Masters degree in Theology of Human Mobility from Urbanian Pontifical University in Rome and in 2006 he also completed Doctorate in Adult Catechesis from Salasian Pontifical University, in Rome.