• 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

Presbyteral Council 2017-2020

General Secretary : Rev. Fr. Jeejo Chalakkal
1 Elected members
1.1 On the basis of ordination
I. ELECTED MEMBERS
1.1 On the Basis of Ordination
1. Rev. Fr. Kannampuzha Jose C.
2. Rev. Fr. Vadakkumcherry Thomas
3. Rev. Fr. Palathinkal Abraham
4. Rev. Fr. Olakkengil John Mariya Vianney
5. Rev. Fr. Vazheparambil Sunny
6. Rev. Fr. Thuruthipally George
7. Rev. Fr. Cheniyara Jose
8. Rev. Fr. Kalampadan Martin
9. Rev. Fr. Kizhakkedath Thom
10. Rev. Fr. Kachappilly Joby
11. Rev. Fr. Thoonikavil Jose Prakash
12. Rev. Fr. Parayil Jijio
13. Rev. Fr. Vattukalathil Saji
14. Rev. Fr. Kalapurakkal Joseph
15. Rev. Fr. Kalarikkal Shinoj
16. Rev. Fr. Velikkakath Jithin
17. Rev. Fr. Akkatt Debin
1.2 Elected from Foranes
18. Palakkad: Rev. Fr. Thattil Martin
19. Kanjirapuzha: Rev. Fr. Puthenpurayil Joshy
20. Mangalam Dam:Rev. Fr. Mangalan Sebastian
21. Mannarkkad: Rev. Fr. Angeveettil Jose
22. Melarkode: Rev. Fr. Thamarassery Sebastian
23. Olavakode: Rev. Fr. Platthottam Biju
24. Ottapalam: Rev. Fr. Nalpathamkalam Sumesh
25. Ponnamkode: Rev. Fr. Njonginiyil Mathew
26. Thathamangalam:Rev. Fr. Arikkatt Antu C.
27. Thavalam: Rev. Fr. Ettumanookaran Martin
28. Vadakkenchery: Rev. Fr. Plathottathil Jins
1.3 Religious Representative
29. Rev. Fr. Jain OFM Cap.
1.4 Representatives from the diocesan directors
30. Rev. Fr. Biju Kallingal
31. Rev. Fr. Ceejo Karikkattil
2 Ex-Officio
32. Msgr. Chittilappilly Joseph
33. Rev. Fr. Kochupurackal Peter
34. Rev. Fr. Pulikkottil Joshy
35. Rev. Fr. Vazhayil Mathew
36. Rev. Fr. Ponmani Jose
3 Nominated
37. Rev. Fr. Kuruthukulangara Peter
38. Rev. Fr. Potteparambil Jose
39. Rev. Fr. Chalakkal Jeejo
40. Rev. Fr. Kochuparambil Jose
41. Rev. Fr. Maramattam Xavier
42. Rev. Fr. Theruvankunnel George
43. Rev. Fr. Chakkumpeedika Davis
44. Rev. Fr. Ettonnil Gilbert
45. Rev. Fr. Aipanparambil Dominic
46. Rev. Fr. Alakkakunnel Jose
47. Rev. Fr. Anjilimoottil Cheriyan
48. Rev. Fr. Thukkuparambil Betson
49. Rev. Fr. Mavunkal Jacob
50. Rev. Fr. Kodakassery Jomis