• 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

Professional Colleges

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Total Number in the Diocese: 7
Place:Name:Belongs To:Phone:Address
Chandranagar Divine Fashion Designing School DDP 0491/2572704 Chandranager, Palakkad - 678007
Dhoni Christophor ITC Palakkad Forane 0491/2556931 Dhoni, Palakkad - 678009
Kanjirapuzha St. Thomas ITC Diocese 0492/4238990, 238291 Kanjirapuzha, Palakkad - 678591
Kannadi Ayur Palana Nursing School Diocese 0491/2528890 Kannadi, Palakkad - 678701
Palakkad Assumpution Nursing School MSJ 0491/2520907 Kannadi, Palakkad - 678701
Valliyode St. Mary's ITC Diocese 0492/2256240 Vadakkencherry
Valliyode St. Mary's Polytechnic Diocese 04922- 256240 Valliyode, Mudappallur P.O Vadakkencherry, Palakkad- 678 705.