Diocese of

Palayamkottai

India India

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Palayamkottai / Palayamkottaien(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Madurai

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Francis Xavier

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.11.20 – ...):Bishop Antonysamy Savarimuthu (63)Bishop Antonysamy Savarimuthu (63)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Palayamkottai (Roman Rite)

Bishop Antonysamy Savarimuthu (63)Bishop Antonysamy Savarimuthu (63)
(2019.11.20 – ...)

Bishop of Palayamkottai (India)

Born:1960.12.08 (Vadakku Vandaman, India)
Ordained Priest:1987.04.26
Consecrated Bishop:2019.12.15

Priest of Palayamkottai (India) (1987.04.26 – 2019.11.20)

Bishop of Palayamkottai (India) (2019.11.20 – ...)

Archbishop Antony Pappusamy (74)Archbishop Antony Pappusamy (74)
(Apostolic Administrator 2018.06.29 – 2019.11.20)

Bishop Arochiasamy Jude Gerald Paulraj (81)Bishop Arochiasamy Jude Gerald Paulraj (81)
(2000.10.23 – 2018.07.02)

Bishop emeritus of Palayamkottai (India)

In your name to serve and to sacrifice

Born:1943.04.28 (Pazhayakovil, India)
Ordained Priest:1968.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:2000.12.08

Priest of Tiruchirapalli (India) (1968.12.08 – 2000.10.23)

Bishop of Palayamkottai (India) (2000.10.23 – 2018.07.02)

Bishop Savarinathen Iruthayaraj
(1973.05.17 – 1999.07.15)

Born:1927.07.14 (India)
Ordained Priest:1959.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1973.09.12
Died:2001.10.18 († 74)

Bishop of Palayamkottai (India) (1973.05.17 – 1999.07.15)

Special Churches

Kuzhithurai (↙), Neyyattinkara (↙), Punalur (←), Vijayapuram (↖), Madurai (↑), Tuticorin (→), Kottar (↓)

Statistics (2022.12.31)

Area: 6,103 km²

Population: 138,469 Catholics (4.0% of 3,505,522 total)

Pastoral Centres: 56 parishes

Personnel: 137 priests (84 diocesan, 53 religious), 514 religious (139 brothers, 375 sisters), 14 seminarians

Population

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Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.05.15

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