• 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

Formation Houses

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Total Number in the Diocese: 7
Place:Name:Belongs To:Phone:Address
Chandranager Divine Providance House DDP 0491/2571330 Chandranager, Palakkad - 678007
Kanjikode Assisi Formation House OSF 0491/2566244 Kanjikode, Palakkad - 678621
Karimba St. Mary's Novitiate House CMC 04924/205123 Karimba, Palakkad - 678597
Mylampully Mariam Thressia Novitiate Hs. CHF 0491/2832591 Nampullipura, Palakkad - 678592
Polpully Seraphic Novitiate House FCC 04923/222028 Polpully, Palakkad - 678552
Thenkara Dominican Novitiate House OP 04924/222746 Thenkara, Palakkad - 678761
Velamthavalam Arul Illam CMI Novitiate House CMI Kinarpalayampirivu, Palakkad - 678 557