Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Irinjalakuda
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Syro-Malabar
Population: 252863
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 257244
 
Founded:
22-Jun-78
Diocesan Priests: 240
  Total area:
222236 Sq. km
Religious Priests: 320
 
Province:
Trichur
Religious Sisters:
 
Region:
Kerala
Seminarians: 52
  Patron:
Sacred Heart of Jesus
  Languages: Malayalam
  Civil States:

Kerala: Thrissur & Irinjalakuda.

Contact Diocese of Irinjalakuda:
Bishop's House P. B. No. 59 Irinjalakuda Trissur Dt- 680 121. KERALA.
Telephone 1:
0480-28 26 830 /
Fax:
 
E-Mail Office:
bphijk@irinjalakudadiocese.com
Website:
 
Most Rev. Pauly Kannookadan, Bishops of Irinjalakuda
Name:
Most Rev. Pauly Kannookadan
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0480-28 26 820
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Irinjalakuda
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Irinjalakuda
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
130
 
Hospitals:
1
   
Degree Colleges:
1
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
1
   
Technical Training Centres:
12
Minor Seminaries:
 
Special Schools:
2
   
High Schools:
13
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
24
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
1
   
Presses & Media Centres:
1
Formation Houses:
13
 
Social Centres:
2
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
2
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
1
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
1
   
Higher Secondary :
3
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
6
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
6
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 4        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Irinjalakuda
 
Diocese of the Irinjalakuda is blessed by the footsteps of St. Thomas the Apostle since it contains Kodungallur which is the cradle of Christianity of India. From the ancient times Kodungallur was an important trade centre. This center had trade relations with the Persians Greeks and Romans. According to the tradition St. Thomas the Apostle landed at Kodungallur (Malliankara) the capital of the Chera Empire in the year A.D. 52. He preached the Gospel here for the first time and founded churches. The apostolate of St. Thomas was fruitful among the people of Kerala. According to Malabar tradition seven Christian communities were formed in seven different places before he was martyred in A.D. 72 at Mylapore. Thus the diocese of Irinjalakuda was privileged to receive the Christian faith for the first time in the history of India.?
Prelates of the Diocese of Irinjalakuda
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Most Rev. James Pazhayattil