• 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


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Total Number in the Diocese: 7
Place:Name:Belongs To:Phone:Address
Chittoor Jayamatha Parish 04923/223092 Ambattupalayam, Palakkad -678104
Elavampadam Jeevadhara FCC 04922/261154 Elavampadam, Palakkad - 678711
Karapadam St. Joseph CMC 04924/231535 Payyanadam,Palakkad - 678583
Mangalam Dam Infant Jesus FCC 04922/262231 Mangalam Dam, Palakkad - 678706
Palakkad Villa Pax OSF 0491/2522005 Kannadi, Palakkad - 678701
Palakkad Mercy CMC 04912254149 Pallipuram, Palakkad - 678006
Vadakkenchery Mother Isabel CHF 04922/257614 Vadakkencherry, Palakkad - 678683