Roman Catholic Diocese of Sultanpet

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Diocese of Sultanpet
Dioecesis Sultanpetensis
Country India
Territory Palakkad district
Ecclesiastical province Verapoly
Metropolitan Verapoly
Area 4,466 km2 (1,724 sq mi)
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
30,975 (0.7%)
Parishes 21
Schools 21
Denomination Roman Catholic
Sui iuris church Latin Church
Rite Roman Rite
Established 28 December 2013
Cathedral Saint Sebastian Cathedral, Sultanpet
Secular priests 32
Current leadership
Pope Francis
Bishop Peter Abir Antonisamy
Metropolitan Archbishop Joseph Kalathiparambil
Vicar General Rev Fr. A.S.Madhalai Muthu

Roman Catholic Diocese of Sultanpet (Latin: Dioecesis Sultanpetensis) is a Roman Catholic diocese consisting of Palakkad district, Kerala, India erected from the division of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Coimbatore and Roman Catholic Diocese of Calicut, and a suffragan of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Verapoly.[1] Rev. Peter Abir Antonisamy clergy of Archdiocese of Pondicherry and Cuddalore was appointed as its first bishop. The parish church of San Sebastian, located in Sultanpet in the city of Palaghat, is the cathedral of this diocese. At the time of its erection it was the 31st Roman Catholic diocese in Kerala[2] and 167th in India.[3] The diocese is almost coterminus with the Syro-Malabar Catholic Diocese of Palghat.

Parish Council Members[edit]

Vicar General     : Rev Fr. A.S.Madhalai Muthu
Parish President  : Rev Fr. A.S.Madhalai Muthu
Vice President    : John Joseph.E
Secretary         : Christopher.W
Joint secretary   : Lawrence.A


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Coordinates: 10°46′18″N 76°39′37″E / 10.7718°N 76.6602°E / 10.7718; 76.6602