Syro-Malabar Diocese of

Palai

India India

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Syro-Malabar

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Palai / Pala / Palaien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Changanacherry

Depends on: Dicastery for the Eastern Churches

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Our Lady of the Immaculate Conception, Saint Thomas

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2004.03.18 – ...):Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt (67)Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt (67)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Palai (Syro-Malabar Rite)

Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt (67)Bishop Joseph Kallarangatt (67)
(2004.03.18 – ...)

Bishop of Palai of the Syro-Malabars (India)

Duc in altum

Born:1956.11.29 (Kayyoor, India)
Ordained Priest:1982.01.02
Consecrated Bishop:2004.05.02

Priest of Palai of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1982.01.02 – 2004.03.18)

Bishop of Palai of the Syro-Malabars (India) (2004.03.18 – ...)

Bishop Joseph Pallikaparampil (97)Bishop Joseph Pallikaparampil (97)
(1981.02.06 – 2004.03.18)

Bishop emeritus of Palai of the Syro-Malabars (India)

That they may have life

Born:1927.04.10 (Mutholapuram, India)
Ordained Priest:1958.11.23
Consecrated Bishop:1973.08.15

Titular Bishop of Abydus (1973.06.16 – 1981.02.06)

Auxiliary Bishop of Palai of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1973.06.16 – 1981.02.06)

Bishop of Palai of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1981.02.06 – 2004.03.18)

Bishop Sebastian Vayalil
(1950.07.25 – 1981)

Born:1906.01.28 (India)
Ordained Priest:1935.12.21
Consecrated Bishop:1950.11.09
Died:1986.11.21 († 80)

Bishop of Palai of the Syro-Malabars (India) (1950.07.25 – 1981)

Founder of Missionary Society of Saint Thomas the Apostle (1968.02.22)

Former Prelates

Special Churches

Changanacherry (↙), Ernakulam–Angamaly (↖), Kothamangalam (↑), Idukki (↗), Kanjirapally (↘)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 1,166 km²

Population: 311,501 Catholics (43.9% of 709,700 total)

Pastoral Centres: 171 parishes, 3 missions

Personnel: 572 priests (423 diocesan, 149 religious), 3,299 religious (234 brothers, 3,065 sisters), 78 seminarians

Population

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