16/12/2016 11:58 am
For Today's 'Catholic News' podcast we welcome a special guest into the studio - the Eparch of the newly-erected Syro-Malabar Eparchy of Great Britain, Mar Joseph Srampickal.
Not many bishops have their episcopal ordination in a football ground in front of a congregation of over 10,000 but that's exactly what happened to Bishop Joseph on xx October at Preston North end's Deepdale stadium.
There are 40,000 Syro-Malabar Catholics in the UK and the eparchy – an area similar to a diocese with a bishop, in this case the Eparch - has been given a cathedral in Preston, Lancashire.
In this short podcast Bishop Joseph recalls that memorable day and tells us about the Syro-Malabar community.
You can listen to or download this podcast using the SoundCloud player at the top of this article.