Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Palayamkottai
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 2677649
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 128098
 
Founded:
00:00.0
Diocesan Priests: 73
  Total area:
4705 Sqkm
Religious Priests: 38
 
Province:
Madurai
Religious Sisters: 372
 
Region:
Tamil Nadu
Seminarians:
  Patron:
St Francis Xavier
  Languages: Tamil English Malayalam Telugu
  Civil States:

Tamil Nadu: Tirunelveli and one taluk of Tuticorin

Contact Diocese of Palayamkottai:
Catholic Bishops House PB-108Tirunelveli Dt Palayamkottai - 627 002 TAMIL NADU
Telephone 1:
0462-25 22 114 / 25 22 081
Fax:
25 22 081
 
E-Mail Office:
bishop@palayamkottaidioceseorg
Website:
 
Most Rev Antony Pappusamy, Apostolic Administrator of Palayamkottai
Name:
Most Rev Antony Pappusamy
Designation:
Apostolic Administrator     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
2018-     Telephone (P): 0462-25 22 042
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Palayamkottai
 
Bishop NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev Jude Gerald Paulraj A Retired -2018
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Palayamkottai
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
45
 
Hospitals:
3
   
Degree Colleges:
4
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
15
   
Technical Training Centres:
5
Minor Seminaries:
2
 
Special Schools:
2
   
High Schools:
17
Monastries:
 
Crches:
4
   
Lower Primary Schools:
Convents:
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
4
Formation Houses:
2
 
Social Centres:
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
19
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
14
       
Boarding Houses:
   
Upper Primary Schools:
8
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 3        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Palayamkottai
 
Pope Paul VI by the Bull ??Romani Potifices? dated May 17 1973 decreed the erection of the Diocese of Palayamkottai Bp Savarinathan Iruthayaraj was nominated the First Bishop of the Diocese of Palayamkottai

This diocese was formed from a part of the Archdiocese of Madurai It comprises the civil Taluks of Tirunelvely Palayamkottai Ambasamudram Tenkasi Shenkottai Sankarankoil Sivagiri Kovilpatty and a portion of Ottapidaram taluk with a small area from Srivaikuntram taluk

The territory of the Diocese of Palyamkottai comprises a part of the civil district of Tirunelvely and a portion of the civil district of Tuticorin
Prelates of the Diocese of Palayamkottai
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Savarinathan Iruthayaraj 1973-1999