Diocese of

Punalur

India India

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Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Name: Punalur / Punaluren(sis) (Latin)

Ecclesiastical Province: Trivandrum

Depends on: Dicastery for Evangelisation

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Celebrations

Patron Saint: Saint Thérèse of the Child Jesus

Liturgical Calendar (National) 📅

History

Present Prelates

Bishop (2009.05.08 – ...):Bishop Selvister Ponnumuthan (67)Bishop Selvister Ponnumuthan (67)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Punalur (Roman Rite)

Bishop Selvister Ponnumuthan (67)Bishop Selvister Ponnumuthan (67)
(2009.05.08 – ...)

Bishop of Punalur (India)

Like the smell of the sheep

Born:1956.08.10 (Viraly-Utchakkada, India)
Ordained Priest:1981.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:2009.06.28

Priest of Trivandrum (India) (1981.12.19 – 1996.06.14)

Priest of Neyyattinkara (India) (1996.06.14 – 2009.05.08)

Bishop of Punalur (India) (2009.05.08 – ...)

Bishop Joseph Kariyil (75)Bishop Joseph Kariyil (75)
(2005.03.12 – 2009.05.08)

Bishop of Cochin (India)

The Lord is my shepherd

Born:1949.01.11 (Arthunkal, India)
Ordained Priest:1973.12.19
Consecrated Bishop:2005.05.03

Priest of Cochin (India) (1973.12.19 – 2005.03.12)

Bishop of Punalur (India) (2005.03.12 – 2009.05.08)

Bishop of Cochin (India) (2009.05.08 – ...)

Bishop Mathias Kappil
(1985.12.21 – 2005.03.12)

Born:1928.01.21 (India)
Ordained Priest:1954.12.07
Consecrated Bishop:1986.04.13
Died:2007.02.24 († 79)

Bishop of Punalur (India) (1985.12.21 – 2005.03.12)

Special Churches

Quilon (←), Alleppey (↖), Palayamkottai (→), Neyyattinkara (↓), Trivandrum (↓)

Statistics (2021.12.31)

Area: 5,072 km²

Population: 29,320 Catholics (0.7% of 4,027,740 total)

Pastoral Centres: 44 parishes, 59 missions

Personnel: 98 priests (47 diocesan, 51 religious), 351 religious (76 brothers, 275 sisters), 4 seminarians

Population

Pastoral Centres

Priests

Religious

Seminarians

Last updated on 2024.02.22

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