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Diocese of Palghat

Auxiliary Bishop Peter Kochupurackal
Auxiliary Bishop Kochupurackal
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Auxiliary Bishop Peter Kochupurackal
Bishop's House,
Vennakara, Noorani P.O., P.B. 4,
Palakkad-678004, Kerala, India

Phone: (0491)2504.583
Email: [email protected]

Bishop Peter Kochupurackal was elected by Pope Francis as the auxiliary bishop of Palghat diocese, on Jan. 15, 2020.

He was born on May 29, 1964, in Marangoly, Kottayam, and began his priestly studies in 1981, to be ordained priest on Dec. 29, 1990. He pursued his master’s degree in canon law from St. Peter’s Pontifical Institute, Bengaluru (1993-95) and served the diocese for ten years. He has obtained a licentiate and a doctorate in oriental canon law from the Pontifical Oriental Institute.

While serving as judicial vicar, he acted also syncellus for seminarians and consecrated persons in 2016.

Previous Ordinaries:

  • Bishop Joseph Irimpen (1974-1994)
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