Ecclesiastical Details

Diocese of Punalur
Heirarchy of the Diocese
Rite:
Latin
Population: 2833282
 
Status:
Diocese
Catholics: 30000
 
Founded:
00:00.0
Diocesan Priests: 53
  Total area:
18525 sq km
Religious Priests: 7
 
Province:
Trivandrum-Latin
Religious Sisters: 185
 
Region:
Kerala
Seminarians: 16
  Patron:
St Theresa of the Child Jesus
  Languages: Malayalam?
  Civil States:

Kerala: Pathanamthitta district Chengannur and Mavelikara talukas of Alappuzha district Kottarakara Kunnathur Pathanapuram and Karunagappally talukas of Kollam district

Contact Diocese of Punalur:
Bishops House PB No 48 Punalur - 691 305 Kollam Dist KERALA
Telephone 1:
0475-22 25 419 / 0475-2225419
Fax:
0475-2225419
 
E-Mail Office:
punalurdiocese@gmailcom
Website:
 
Most Rev Selvister Ponnumuthan, Bishops of Punalur
Name:
Most Rev Selvister Ponnumuthan
Designation:
Bishops     E-mail (P):
Canonical Possession:
    Telephone (P): 0475-22 27 078
 
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Punalur
 
Pilgrim Centres in theDiocese of Punalur
 
Ecclesiastical Institutions
 
Social / Charitable Institutions / Care Centres
Educational Institutions
Parishes:
103
 
Hospitals:
3
   
Degree Colleges:
Major Seminaries:
 
Orphanages:
1
   
Technical Training Centres:
8
Minor Seminaries:
3
 
Special Schools:
1
   
High Schools:
3
Monastries:
 
Crches:
   
Lower Primary Schools:
8
Convents:
39
 
Counselling Centres:
   
Presses & Media Centres:
Formation Houses:
12
 
Social Centres:
3
   
Professional Colleges:
Retreat Centres:
 
Dispensaries / Clinics:
3
   
Parallel Colleges:
 
Physically Challenged:
   
Higher Secondary :
1
       
Boarding Houses:
4
   
Upper Primary Schools:
4
       
HIV / AIDS Centres:
   
Nurseries/Pre-Primary :
22
       
De-addiction Centres:
       
          Aged & Destitute: 1        
     
       
History of the Diocese of Punalur
 
Punalur was separated from the Diocese of Quilon and created into a separate unit by the Bull ??Verba Christ? of Pope John Paul II issued on December 21 1985?
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Belgian Carmelite Fathers were the First Fathers of Punalur and of places around Punalur During the second world war the First Fathers had to go back entrusting the Church work to the Diocesan clergy?
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Bp Mathias Kappil is the first Bishop of the new Diocese of Punalur
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The Diocese of Punalur comprises the entire civil district of Pathanamthitta taluks of Kottarakara and Kunnathur Mavelikara and several pakuthies of the taluks of Karunagappally and Chengannur ?
Prelates of the Diocese of Punalur
Bishop NamePrelate Designation PeriodBishop NamePrelate Designation Period
Bp. Joseph Kariyil 2005-2009 Bp. Mathias Kappil 1986-2005