Bishop Fintan welcomes Bishop Jose Porunnedom from the Syro-Malabar Diocese of Mananthavady in Kerala to Cork.
Fr. Jilson Kokkandathil CC in the Family of Parishes of South Parish, Ss Peter and Paul’s and St. Patrick’s and chaplain to the Syro-Malabar Church Community in Cork and Ross is a priest of the Diocese of Mananthavady, and Bishop Jose has generously made Fr. Jilson available to Cork and Ross.
Bishop Fintan expressed his gratitude for this and said how the Syro-Malabar Church Community enriches Cork and Ross by their presence. He also spoke of the importance of the Syro-Malabar Rite retaining its own identity as one of the Eastern Rites within the Diocese.