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Diocese of Palai (Syro-Malabarese)

Dioecesis Palaiensis



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Bishop(s)

  • Joseph Kallarangatt, Bishop
  • Jacob Muricken, Auxiliary Bishop
  • Joseph Pallikaparampil, Bishop Emeritus

General Information

  • Type of Jurisdiction: Diocese
  • Erected: 25 July 1950
  • Metropolitan: Archeparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese)
  • Syro-Malabarese Catholic Church of the Chaldean Tradition
  • Country: India
  • Square Kilometers: 1,166 (450 Square Miles)
  • Mailing Address: Post Bag 18, Palai-686575, Kerala, India
  • Telephone: (0482)21.22.16/7
  • Fax: 21.13.79

Past and Present Ordinaries



Historical Summary

DateEventFromTo
25 July 1950ErectedEparchy of Kottayam (Syro-Malabarese) Diocese of Palai (Syro-Malabarese) (erected)
26 February 1977Territory LostArcheparchy of Changanacherry (Syro-Malabarese)
Diocese of Palai (Syro-Malabarese)
Diocese of Kanjirapally (Syro-Malabarese) (erected)

Statistics

YearCatholicsTotal PopulationPercent CatholicDiocesan PriestsReligious PriestsTotal PriestsCatholics Per PriestPermanent DeaconsMale ReligiousFemale ReligiousParishesSource
1969250,538445,02656.3%29256348719802,229124ap1971
1980270,670309793886971002,209126ap1981
1990286,440624,87545.8%345864316641033,764148ap1991
1999335,000668,00050.1%3551274826953174,730168ap2000
2000335,500673,00049.9%3551274826963134,875168ap2001
2001336,000674,00049.9%3601274876893124,075168ap2002
2002338,000675,00050.1%3571274846982054,150168ap2003
2003345,982683,48250.6%3511304817191404,126166ap2004
2004346,334683,94550.6%3671124797231224,100169ap2005
2009326,747695,00047.0%3871315186301443,467169ap2010

Note: Any changes in boundaries over time are not indicated in the above table.


Affiliated Bishops, Living

Affiliated Bishops, Deceased

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