• The Holy Synod of the Syro Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, gathered at Mount St. Thomas, Kerala, has canonically elected, having received the Prior Pontifical assent, Fr. Peter Kochupurackal (56) present Judicial Vicar and Chancellor of the Syro Malabar Eparchy of Palghat, to the Office of the Auxiliary Bishop of the Eparchy of Palghat, Kerala. He is being assigned the titular see of Lares. Fr. Peter Kochupurackal was born on 29 May 1964 at Marangoly in the Eparchy of Palai. He joined St. Mary’s Minor Seminary, Kallepully, Palghat in 1981. He had his studies of Philosophy and Theology at St. Joseph’s Pontifical Seminary, Aluva. He was ordained priest on 19 December 1990. He did his MCL at St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bangalore (1993-1995). His Licentiate and Doctoral studies were in Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome (2000-2007). At present he is the Judicial Vicar of Eparchial Tribunal (01.07.2007), Chancellor, Eparchy of Palghat (01.10.2013-), and from 10.12.2016 onward he is the Syncellus for seminarians and consecrated persons.
  • Bishop's House, Palakkad
  • St. Raphael's Cathedral, Palakkad

Associations

Total Number in the Diocese: 12
Name:Vicar/Director:Phone:Website:
CATHOLIC CARE HOMES ASSOCIATIONS Fr. Kulampil Abin 0491/2510257
CHARISMATIC & PRAYER GROUPS Fr. Aippenparambil Dominic 0491/2510257
CHERUPUSHPA MISSION LEAGUE (CML) Fr. Vadakkekara Goji 0491/2510257
CHRISTEEN MOVEMENT Fr. Pullukalayil Reny 0491/2510257
CHRISTIAN LIFE COMMUNITY (CLC) Fr. Kummamkottil Biju 0491/2510257
COUNCIL OF CATHOLIC WOMEN WELFARE COMMISSION (CWWS) Fr. Ponkattil Binu 0491/2510257
HOLY CHILDHOOD Fr. Thekkanath Christo 0491/2510257
JESUS FRATERNITY Fr. Thattil Martin 0491/2510257
LEGION OF MARY Fr. Velliamkandathil Jaijin 0491/2510257
MATHRUSANGAM - മാതൃസംഘം Fr. Ponkattil Binu 0491/2510257
PITHRUSANGAM - പിത്രുസംഘം Fr. Kizhakkedath Thom 0491/2510257
ST. VINCENT DE PAUL SOCIETY Fr. Mangalan Sebastian 0491/2510257