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Holy Father Francis erected the diocese of Sultanpet, in Palakkad district, Kerala, as a new Latin Catholic Diocese on 28th December 2013. This new diocese was bifurcated from two civil States of Southern India: Tamilnadu and Kerala. In this new diocese there are twenty one parishes of Tamil speaking people and one parish of Malayalam speaking people from the diocese of Coimbatore and five parishes of Malayalam speaking people from the diocese of Calicut. This is the 12th Latin Catholic Diocese in the ecclesiastical region of Kerala and 31st Catholic diocese of Kerala and 167th Catholic diocese of India.

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Most Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Peter Abir

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His Excellency

  • Most Rev. Dr. Antonysamy Peter Abir
  • Born : April-07-1952
  • Feast : June-29
  • Priestly Ordination : May-01-1979
  • Appointed as Bishop : December-28-2013
  • Episcopal Consecration : February-16-2014


  • Rev. Fr. G. Vimal Arokiaraj
  • Bishop’s House, Mathakovil Street,
  • Sultanpet, Palakkad – 678001.
  • Kerala, India
  • Mob: 9645234566
  • E-Mail : [email protected]


“ I tell you the truth, what ever you did for one of the least of those

brothers and sisters of mine, you did for ME ”

- Ephesians 5:15-16

Just as water

“ Just as water reflects the face, so one human heart reflects another. ”

- Proverbs 27:19

Whoever pursues

“ Whoever pursues righteousness and love finds life, prosperity, and honor. ”

- Proverbs 21:21

Then Jesus declared

“ Then Jesus declared, ‘I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty. ”

- John 6:35

Whoever heeds

“ Whoever heeds discipline shows the way to life, but whoever ignores correction leads others astray. ”

- Proverbs 10:17

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