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Pope Francis has named Father Joy Alappat, pictured in a file photo, as auxiliary bishop of St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago. The appointment was announced in Washington July 24. Since 2011, Bishop-designate Alappat, 58, has been rect or of the diocese's Mar Thoma Sleeha Cathedral in Bellwood, Ill.
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Pope Francis has named Father Joy Alappat, pictured in a file photo, as auxiliary bishop of St. Thomas Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Chicago. The appointment was announced in Washington July 24. Since 2011, Bishop-designate Alappat, 58, has been rect or of the diocese's Mar Thoma Sleeha Cathedral in Bellwood, Ill.
WASHINGTON — Pope Francis has appointed the rector of the  Syro-Malabar cathedral in Bellwood, Illinois, to be an auxiliary bishop for the Chicago-based Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of St. Thomas.

Father Joy Alappat, 58, has been rector of the diocese's Mar Thoma Sleeha Cathedral since 2011.

His appointment was announced in Washington July 24 by Msgr. Angelo Accattino, charge d'affaires at the apostolic nunciature to the United States.