CATHOLIC CHURCH IN INDIA

HISTORICAL NOTE ON THE INDIVIDUAL CHURCHES
IN INDIA

The Indian Church is a communion of three individual churches: Latin,  Syro-Malabar,  and Syro-Malankara. The apostolic letter of Pope John Paul II of May 27, 1987 to the Bishops of India paved the way for starting three Episcopal Bodies in India. The CBCI however, continues to function "for questions of common concern and of a national and supraritual character" as specified in the papal letter.

THE LATIN CHURCH
  
THE SYRO-MALABAR CHURCH
  
THE SYRO-MALANKARA CHURCH