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The Major Archiepiscopal Curia is the administrative headquarters and the central governing body of the Syro-Malankara Major Archiepiscopal Church. According to the Code of Canons of the Oriental Churches (CCEO) the major archbishop who is also the bishop of an Archdiocese must have two separate offices, one for his Archdiocese and another for the entire Church over which he presides. The Major Archiepiscopal Curia coordinates and provides central organization for the correct functioning of the entire Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. It consists of the Major Archbishop, the permanent synod and the Synod of Bishops, the Curia Bishop, the Chancellor and the various departments like the Chancery, Financial Office, Tribunals and various Commissions. Curia is a Latin term which means ‘court’, in the sense of ‘royal court’ rather than court of law.