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 Office :
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 Antonysamy Savarimuthu, Bishops of Palayamkottai
Name:
Most Rev Antonysamy Savarimuthu
Designation:
Bishops     Period: 2019-
Telephone (P):
0462-25 22 042
E-mail (P): bishop@palayamkottaidioceseorg
Other Present & Retired Ordinaries of the Diocese of Palayamkottai
 
Bishops NameDesignationPeriod
Most Rev Jude Gerald Paulraj A Retired 2000-2018
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:
 
Crèches:
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
Bishops NamePrelate's StatusPeriodBishops NamePrelate's StatusPeriod
Most Rev Antony Pappusamy Apostolic Administrator 2018-2019 Bp. Savarinathan Iruthayaraj Bishop 1973-1999