• 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


Total Number in the Diocese: 19
ALL KERALA CATHOLIC CONGRESS (AKCC) Fr. Thuruthipally George 0491/2515277
BIBLE APOSTOLATE Fr. Kodakaserril Jomis 0491/2515277
CARITAS INDIA Fr. Mavunkal Jacob 0491/2520395
CATECHETICAL CENTRE Fr. Kodakaserril Jomis 04912510257 / 2534872 www.catechismpalghat.org
DIOCESAN BULLETIN Fr. Aikkara Aji 0491/2515277
ECUMENISM & DIALOGUE Fr. Kizhakkedath Thom 0491/2515277
FAMILY APOSTOLATE & PRO-LIFE MOVEMENT Fr. Kalamattathil Arun 0491/2515277
KUDUMBAKOOTTAIMA - കുടുംബകൂട്ടായ്മ Fr. Thuruthipally George 0491/2515277
MAR JOSEPH IRIMPEN MEMORIAL TRUST Fr. Chittilapilly Joseph 0491/2515277
MEDIA & COMMUNICATION Fr. Kuttipuzhakaran Sanil 0491/2520395
PEOPLE'S SERVICE SOCIETY, PALAKKAD Fr. Mavunkal Jacob 0491 / 2520395, 2527784 www.psspngo.com
PUBLIC RELATION OFFICE Fr. Palathinkal Abraham 0491/2515277
SAVE A FAMILY PLAN Fr. Mavunkal Jacob 0491/2520395
SICK CARE APOSTOLATE Fr. Chittilapilly Joseph 0491/2515277
SOCIAL ACTION Fr. Mavunkal Jacob 0491/2520395
STARS Fr. Kodakaserril Jomis 0491/2515277
SYRO MALABAR VANITHA FORUM Fr. Ponkattil Binu 0491/2515277
VOCATION BUREAU Fr. Vadakkekara Goji 0491/2515277