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Diocese of

Palayamkottai

India India

Continent: South and East Asia

Rite: Roman (Latin)

Type: Diocese Diocese

Area: 6,103 km²

Population: 135,257 Catholics (3.9% of 3,436,450 total) (2020)

Statistics: 56 parishes, 1 mission, 143 priests (86 diocesan, 57 religious), 537 lay religious (162 brothers, 375 sisters), 13 seminarians (2020)

Ecclesiastical Province: Madurai

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

Depends on: Congregation for the Evangelisation of Peoples

Patron Saint: Saint Francis Xavier

Website: Link

History


Special Churches

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

Present Prelates

Bishop (2019.11.20 – ...):Bishop Antonysamy Savarimuthu (61)Bishop Antonysamy Savarimuthu (61)

Ordinaries

Bishops of Palayamkottai (Roman Rite)

Bishop Antonysamy Savarimuthu (61)Bishop Antonysamy Savarimuthu (61)Permalink
(2019.11.20 – ...)

Bishop of Palayamkottai (India)

Born:1960.12.08 (Vadakku Vandaman, India)
Ordained Priest:1987.04.26
Consecrated Bishop:2019.12.15

Bishop of Palayamkottai (India) (2019.11.20 – ...)

Archbishop Antony Pappusamy (72)Archbishop Antony Pappusamy (72)Permalink
(Apostolic Administrator 2018.06.29 – 2019.11.20)

Bishop Arochiasamy Jude Gerald Paulraj (79)Bishop Arochiasamy Jude Gerald Paulraj (79)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 2022.06.30

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