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Diocese of

Palayamkottai

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese

Area: 6,103 km²

Population: 138,945 Catholics (4.3% of 3,233,466 total) (2015)

Ecclesiastical Province: Madurai

Neighbouring Dioceses: Kuzhithurai (↙), Neyyattinkara (↙), Punalur (←), Vijayapuram (↖), Madurai (↑), Tuticorin (→), Kottar (↓)

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelization of Peoples

Patron Saint: St. Francis Xavier

Statistics: 51 parishes, 129 priests (73 diocesan, 56 religious), 616 lay religious (222 brothers, 394 sisters), 22 seminarians (2015)

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History


Special Churches


Present Prelates

Bishop:vacant
Apostolic Administrator (2018.06.29 – ...):Archbishop Antony Pappusamy (69)Archbishop Antony Pappusamy (69)

Metropolitan Archbishop of Madurai (India)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Palayamkottai (Roman Rite)

Archbishop Antony Pappusamy (69)Archbishop Antony Pappusamy (69)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2018.06.29 – ...)

Bishop Arochiasamy Jude Gerald Paulraj (75)Bishop Arochiasamy Jude Gerald Paulraj (75)Permalink
(2000.10.23 – 2018.07.02)

Bishop emeritus of Palayamkottai (India)

In your name to serve and to sacrifice

Born:1943.04.28 (India)
Ordained Priest:1968.12.08
Consecrated Bishop:2000.12.08

Bishop of Palayamkottai (India) (2000.10.23 – 2018.07.02)

Bishop Savarinathen IruthayarajPermalink
(1973.05.17 – 1999.07.15)

Born:1927.07.14 (India)
Ordained Priest:1959.12.20
Consecrated Bishop:1973.09.12
Died:2001.10.18 († 74)

Bishop of Palayamkottai (India) (1973.05.17 – 1999.07.15)


as of 2018.11.07

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