Michael Arattukulam

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His Excellency

Dr. Michael Arattukulam
First Bishop of Alleppey
Province Kerala
Diocese Diocese of Alleppey
See Roman Catholic Church
Term ended April 28, 1984 (Retired)
Successor Peter M.Chenapparambil
Ordination August 29, 1937
Consecration December 7, 1952
Personal details
Born (1910-04-17)April 17, 1910
Arthunkal, Alleppey, British India (present-day Kerala, India)
Died March 20, 1995(1995-03-20)
Buried Mount Carmel Cathedral, Alleppey
Nationality India
Denomination Roman Catholic Church
Parents Andrews and Rosamma
Alma mater Mangalapuzha Seminary

Bishop Dr. Michael Arattukulam (April 17, 1910 – March 20, 1995) was the first bishop of the Diocese of Alleppey and an Advocate of the Rotae Romanae.

His parents Andrew and Rosamma Arattukulam were members of the congregation of St. Antony's church, Perunnermangalam, Chennaveli. He was ordained on 29 August 1937.

The diocese of Alleppey belongs to the Latin rite and was created on June 19, 1952 by the division of the diocese of Cochin. Arattukulam was consecrated as the Bishop of Alleppey on December 7 of that year.

Arattukulam founded colleges,schools,hospitals and other social service organizations and published two books on Catholic topics. Birth Centenary was celebrated at St.Antony's church perunnermanagalam, along with St.Antony's feast in the month of June 2010.


Arattakulam holds the degrees Ph.D., D.D.C.L, B.B.Sc.


  • St. Michael's College, Cherthala
  • Alleppey Diocesan Social Welfare Society
  • St. Joseph's College for Women Alappuzha
  • Credit Union
  • Catholic Teacher's Guild of Diocese of Alleppey
  • Corporate Management of Schools (Diocese of Alleppey)


  • Latin Catholics of Kerala
  • A study of the Inter Rites and Inter-Rite Conflicts in the Varapoly Seminary
  • Translation to English : `Noticias do Reino do Malabar' [Information concerning the Kingdom of Malabar] (in Portuguese), By Mar Joseph Kariattil