• 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

Priests Deceased

Bishop Joseph Irimpen
Ordained on: 06.05.1950
Diocese by Origin:
Died On: 23.08.1997
Chakkalakal Joshy
Ordained on: 29/12/1994
Diocese by Origin: Trichur
Died On: 12/11/2018
Chiramel George
Ordained on: 17/12/1939
Diocese by Origin: Trichur
Died On: 19/07/1994
Eluvathingal John
Ordained on: 21/12/1939
Diocese by Origin: Trichur
Died On: 03/01/1990
Irimpen Sebastian
Ordained on: 01/12/1964
Diocese by Origin: Trichur
Died On: 09/12/2013
John Arackal
Ordained on: 02/10/1966
Diocese by Origin: Kothamangalam
Died On: 24/02/2013
Kadambattuparampil Sebastian
Ordained on: 11/03/1963
Diocese by Origin: Trichur
Died On: 02/11/2015
Kaitharath Antony
Ordained on: 20/12/1969
Diocese by Origin: Trichur
Died On: 11/12/2018
Panakkal Jacob
Ordained on: 15/03/1959
Diocese by Origin: Trichur
Died On: 28/10/2005
Parackal Francis
Ordained on: 29/12/1990
Diocese by Origin: Trichur
Died On: 22/11/1996
Thattil Sebastian
Ordained on: 11/03/1967
Diocese by Origin: Trichur
Died On: 21/10/2014
Thayyil Sebasian
Ordained on: 15/10/1968
Diocese by Origin: Palakakd
Died On: 29/06/2005
Vazhapilly Varghese U.
Ordained on: 18/12/1972
Diocese by Origin: Trichur
Died On: 13/02/1989
Veliyathil Joseph
Ordained on: 11/03/1957
Diocese by Origin: Palghat
Died On: 09/03/2016