Vatican creates Diocese of Sultanpet in India
Pope Francis has erected the Diocese of Sultanpet with territory taken from the Dioceses of Coimbatore and Calicut, making it a suffragan of the Archdiocese of Verapoly. The Pope has appointed Rev. Fr. Peter Abir Antonysamy of the Archdiocese of Pondicherry-Cuddalore as the first bishop of the new diocese. The new diocese will be the 31st Roman Catholic diocese in Kerala and it will be the 167th diocese in India.