R.C. LATIN CATHOLIC DIOCESE OF SULTANPET
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.