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The cathedral of the first diocese in India.

It is believed that Christianity was introduced to India by Thomas the Apostle,
who is said to have reached the Malabar Coast of Kerala in 52 AD.

Christian communities developed and expanded further when
Portuguese missionaries arrived in the 13th and 14th centuries.

History of a few oldest dioceses in India as the cradle of Indian Christianity
can be dated back to the 15th century.

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Diocese of Irinjalakuda

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Bishop Pauly Kannookadan
Bishop Kannookadan
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Bishop Pauly Kannookadan
Bishop's House,
P.B.No. 59, Irinjalakuda P.O.,
Thrissur , Kerala, -680121, India

Phone: +91-480-2826830
Fax :+91-480-2825050
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Bishop Pauly Kannookadan was born on Feb. 14, 1961. He hails from the parish of St. Mary’s Church Kuzhikattussery of the eparchy of Irinjalakuda.

Bishop Kannookadan joined St. Mary’s Petit Seminary, Thope, Thrissur. He had his philosophical and theological formation at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, Kottayam. He was ordained priest on Dec. 28, 1985. After serving as assistant parish priest at St. Thomas Cathedral, Irinjalakuda, Bishop Kannookadan was sent to Rome for higher studies and obtained a doctorate in the oriental liturgy from the Pontifical Oriental Institute, Rome.

Bishop Kannookadan has served as vicar in various parishes of the eparchy. He has also served as visiting professor of liturgy in major seminaries in Mangalapuram, Alwaye and Poonamallee. Bishop Kannookadan is a prolific ecclesiastical writer.

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