Kanjirapally Eparchy

Mar Jose Pulickal
Bishop of Kanjirapally

Bishop Emeritus /Former Bishop or Aux.Bp

Mar Mathew Arackal
Bishop of Kanjirapally

Deceased Bishops

Mar Mathew Vattackuzhy
Bishop Emeritus of Kanjirapally


The Eparchy of Kanjirapally was established by the Bull of Pope Paul VI, ?Nos Beati Petri Successores? of February 26, 1977, by separating the eastern part of the Arch?diocese of Changanacherry and erecting the new Eparchy of Kanjirapally, as a suffragan of the same Archdiocese. The Eparchy of Kanjirapally has at present ten foranes, namely, Anakkara, Erumely, Kanjirapally, Kattppana, Kumily, Mundakayam, Ponkunnam, Upputhara, Ranni and Pathanamthitta.

Most Rev Mathew Arackal took charge as the third Bishop of Kanjirapally on February 9, 2001.

Dioceses At a Glance

Patron Blessed Vergin Mary
Date of Erection 26 February 1977
Archbishop Mar. Mathew Arackal
Date of Birth 10 december 1944
Date of ordination 13 march 1971
Date of Episcopal Ordination 09 February 2001
Email of the Bishop bishopparakal@hoitmail.com
Address of the Eparchy

Archbishop's house, P B No. 22,

Kanjirapalliy, Kottayam Dt. Kerala 686 507

P.B NO. 12Chenganacherry 686101


04828-202665, 202906

202441(O), 206040 (p)

Fax 04828-205200,206022
E-mail of the Diocese kplyeparchy@gmail.com
Website www.kanjirapallydiocese.com
Proto syncellus Fr. mathew paikatt

Fr. Jose Pulickal

Procurator Fr. Antony Maniangattu
Chancellor Fr. Kurian Thamarassery
Statistics ?
Area 1,980sq.kms
Language Malayalam

Total Population

Catholic population 2,25 ,600
Parish 38
Mission centres 01
Diocesan Priest 262
Religious Priests working in the Eparchy 10
Religious Brothers working in the Eparchy 17
Major seminarians 54
Minor Seminarians 22
Women Relegious working in the Eparchy 1628
Women Relegious Houses 247
Men Relegious Houses (Priest + Brother) 27
Minor seminaries 04
High Schools 33
Primary School 51
Dispensaries 07
Kinder gardens 130
Special school for training centers differently abled 01
Hospitals 07
Eng. college 01
Civil Servies center 01
Entrance Coaching Center 02
Retreate center 06
Communication center 01
Hostels 16
orphanages 60
Publications 05


Bishop's House,
P.B.No. 22, Kanjirapally , Kerala
Phone : 04828- 206040, 202665, 202906, 203063, 203699
Fax      : 04828-205200
Web    : www.kanjirapallydiocese.com/
Email      :  Email Address

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