• 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: 13
Place:Name:Belongs To:Phone:Website:
Elipara Santhi Nilayam Congregation of the Samaritan Sisters 04923/235342
Kalladikode PCM Medical Hospital Congregation of the Samaritan Sisters 04924/240271
Kanjirapuzha Assumption Hospital Medical Sisters of St. Joseph 04924/238226
Kannadi Ayurpalana Ayurvedic Hospital Diocese 04912528890 www.ayurpalana.com
Kannadi Paalana Hospital Diocese 0491/2520901 www.paalana.com
Karakurissy Pavithrathma Hospital Congregation of the Sisters of Charity 04924243310
Kookumpalayam St. Peter's Hospital Congregation of Mother of Carmel 049242532531
Malampuzha Mother Josephine Memorial Hospital Congregation of the Holy Family 0491/2815160
Mangalam Dam St. Joseph's Hospital Mangalam Dam Franciscan Clarist Congregation 04922/263212
Mundur St Joseph Hospital Sisters of St. Joseph of Mark 0491/2832323
Thathamangalam St Francis Santhi Assisi Sisters of Mary Immaculate 04923/227233
Valliyode St Joseph's Hospital Medical Sisters of St. Joseph 04922/255591
Valliyode St Joseph's Ayurvedic Hospital Medical Sisters of St. Joseph 04922/256032