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On the same day His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis transferred His Excellency Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom and appointed him the first Bishop of Pathanamthitta. His Beatitude transferred His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios from the Eparchy of Bathery and appointed him the first Bishop of Puttur. He also transferred His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas from his office as the Apostolic Visitor to North America and Europe and the Auxiliary Bishop of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum, and appointed him the Bishop of Bathery.

Having been elected by the Holy Episcopal Synod of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, with the assent of His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI, on 25 January 2010, His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos appointed Rev. Dr. Vincent Kulapurvilai, as the Bishop of Marthandom, Rev. Dr. Antony Valiyavilayil OIC, as the Bishop of the Major Archiepiscopal Curia, Rt. Rev. Dr. Msgr. Samuel Kattukallil as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum and Rev. Dr. Stephen Thottathil as the Auxiliary Bishop of the Archieparchy of Tiruvalla.

On 13 March 2010 at Mar Ivanios Nagar (Stadium) Nalanchira, Trivandrum, His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis ordained His Excellency Most Rev. Vincent Mar Paulose (Bishop of Marthandom), His Excellency Most Rev. Thomas Mar Anthonios (Curia Bishop), His Excellency Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios (Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum) and His Excellency Most Rev. Philipose Mar Stephanos (Auxiliary Bishop of Tiruvalla) as Bishops. His Beatitude Gregorios III Laham, the Patriarch of the Greek Melkite Catholic Church was the chief guest. His Grace Joseph Absi, Bishop of Damascus Patriarchate and His Grace Rabula Beylouni, representative of Patriarch of Antioch also participated in  the function.

His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Vincent Mar Paulose was installed as the third Bishop of the Eparchy of Marthandom by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos on 14 March 2010 at Christu Raja Cathedral Marthandam.

The inauguration of the Eparchy of Pathanamthitta and the Installation of His Excellency Most Rev. Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom as the first Bishop of Pathanamthitta was officiated by Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos at Cyril Baselios Catholicos Nagar (Municipal stadium) and Sacred Heart Church, Mylapra respectively on 20 March 2010.

Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos installed His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Joseph Mar Thomas as the Bishop of Bathery at St. Thomas Cathedral, on 13 April 2010.

The inauguration of the Eparchy of Puttur and the installation of His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Geevarghese Mar Divannasios was officiated by Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos at St. Mary's Malankara Catholic Church, Ichilampady, on 15 April 2010.

At the request of the Holy Episcopal Synod of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, on 14 July 2010 Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI erected the Apostolic Exarchate in the United States of America for the Syro Malankarites in the USA and appointed Rev. Dr. Thomas Naickamparambil, as the first Bishop of the new Exarchate and Apostolic Visitor to Canada and Europe. Rt. Rev. Naickamparambil Thomas Remban was ordained Bishop with the name Thomas Mar Eusebius by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos at St. Mary's Cathedral, Pattom, on 21 September 2010.

The 80th Reunion Day Celebrations were held at St. Mary's Cathedral, Pattom, Trivandrum from 20 to 21 September 2010.

The inauguration of the Exarchate in USA and the Installation of His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius as its first Bishop and the Apostolic Visitor to Canada and Europe were held at Emmanuel Marianist Retreat Centre, Uniondale, New York by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos on 3 October 2010. Many Bishops including the Archbishop of New York, His Grace Timothy Dolan, Most Rev. William Murphy, Bishop of Rockville Centre and priests, sisters, layfaithful and well wishers from the various American dioceses and representatives from the sister churches participated in the functions.

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