Palai Eparchy

Mar Jacob Murickan
Auxiliary Bishop
Mar Joseph Kallarangatt
Bishop of Palai

Bishop Emeritus

Mar Joseph Pallikaparmpil
Bishop Emeritus of Palai

Deceased Bishops

Mar Sebastian Vayalil
Bishop of Palai (1950 - 1981)


His Holiness Pope Pius XII of happy memory by the Bull ?Quo Ecclesiarum?, issued on 25 July 1950 bifurcated the eparchy of Changanassery and out of the territory covered by the then foranes of Palai, Muttuchira, Kuravilangad, Anakallu, and Ramapuram erected the eparchy of Palai as a suffragan of the archdiocese of Ernakulam. Most Rev. Dr. Leo P Kierkles, the Apostolic Internuncio in India, published the bull in the St. Thomas Cathedral Palai on 04 January 1951 and installed Mar Sebastian Vayalil as the first bishop of the eparchy. Mar Joseph Pallikaparampil was installed as the second bishop of the eparchy on 25 March 1981. The present bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt took charge of the eparchy on 02 May 2004.

Dioceses At a Glance

Patron St. Thomas the Apostle and mother of Immaculate Conception
Date of Erection 25 July 1950
Bishop Mar Joseph Kallarangatt
Date of Birth 27 January 1956
Date of ordination 02 January 1982
Date of Episcopal Ordination 02 may 2004
Email of the Bishop
Address of the Eparchy

Bishop's house,

palai ,P B No. 18

Pala P. O 686575 Kottayam

kerala, India


04822 212216, 212217, 214338

Fax 04822 211379
E-mail of the Diocese

Protosyncellus Fr.George Churakkatt
Procurator Fr.Joseph vallompurayidom
syncellus Fr.George Choorakkatt
Chancellor Fr.Dominic Vechoor
Statistics ?
Area 1166
Language Malayalam
Total Population Catholic population 345850
Mission centres 3 in the eparchy of Adilabad
Parishes 169
Diocesan Priest 458
Religious Priests working in the Eparchy 431
Major seminarians 71
Minor Seminarians 67
Women Relegious working in the Eparchy 3431
Women Relegious Houses 273
Men Relegious Houses (Priest + Brother) 26
Minor seminaries 01
High Schools 41
UP school 70
LP school 92
Hospitals & Dispensaries 01
Eng. college 01
Nursing colleges 01
Civil service center 01
Entrance Coaching Center 01
Institute for Home Science 01
Communication Center 01
Retreate center 01
Hostels 08
Orphanages 01
Publications 06


Bishop's House,
Phone : 0482-2212216, 2212217
Fax      : 0482-2211379

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