Roman Catholic Diocese of Sultanpet

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Diocese of Sultanpet

Dioecesis Sultanpetensis
Location
CountryIndia
TerritoryPalakkad district
Ecclesiastical provinceVerapoly
MetropolitanVerapoly
Statistics
Area4,466 km2 (1,724 sq mi)
Population
- Total
- Catholics
(as of 2013)
4,260,435
30,975 (0.7%)
Parishes21
Schools21
Information
DenominationRoman Catholic
Sui iuris churchLatin Church
RiteLatin Rite
Established28 December 2013
CathedralSaint Sebastian Cathedral, Sultanpet
Secular priests32
Current leadership
PopeFrancis
BishopPeter Abir Antonisamy
Metropolitan ArchbishopJoseph Kalathiparambil
Vicar GeneralRev Fr. A.S.Madhalai Muthu
Website
http://sultanpetdiocese.org

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