Eparchy of Ramanathapuram

In the light of the application of His Excellency Mar Jacob Manathodath, the Bishop of Palghat, the XVIth Synod of Bishops of the Syro-Malabar Church held at Mount St. Thomas, Kakkanad in August 2008, after having considered the great distance from the eparchial headquarters at Palghat and the geographical, linguistic and cultural differences of the faithful in both areas, unanimously gave its approval for the erection of the eparchy of Ramanathapuram. Thus, after due consultation in the Synod of Bishops and having obtained its consent and the assent of the Apostolic See, and having fulfilled everything required by law, as per the decree of 18th January 2010 with Prot. No 57/2010, His Beatitude Mar Varkey Cardinal Vithayathil, the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church, by virtue of the authority vested in him and in accordance with CCEO c. 85#1, erected the Eparchy of Ramanathapuram, bifurcating the eparchy of Palghat. Thus the new eparchy has its territory comprising the four civil districts of Tamil Nadu namely, Coimbatore, Erode, Karur and Tirupur and its S...

Our Bishop

Mar Paul Alapatt was born as the sixth child and the second son of Mr. Varunny & Mrs. Eliakutty Alappatt Mecherippady at Edathiruthy in the present eparchy of Irinjalakuda on 21st April 1962. He belongs to the parish Porathur in the Archeparchy of Trichur. After his primary education at GLPS Alappad, SNMUPS Chazhoor and GHS Peringottukara he joined St. Marys Minor Seminary, Thope, Thrissur on 19th June 1977 for priestly formation. After his Minor seminary formation he was sent to St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Kottayam for his Philosophical and Theological formation. During his regency period he had graduation from Osmania University, AP. He was ordained priest by the late M...

Mar Paul Alapatt
Bishop of Ramanathapuram
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