Welcome to Diocese of Irinjalakuda
St Thomas, one of the apostles of Christ, after receiving the Holy Spirit at Pentecost, set about the mission of spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ to the whole world. A review of the life of St Thomas will prove how he fulfilled this great mission in India. According to the tradition, St Thomas came by sea and landed at Kodungalloor (Cranganore) the capital of the then Chera Empire in the year 52 A.D. He baptised families in Kodungalloor and Palayur (Trichur). St Thomas preached the gospel wherever he went, and founded churches. According to Malabar tradition St Thomas founded seven churches, they are in Cranganore, Quilon, Chayal, Kokkamangalam, Niranam, Paravur and Palayur. From there he went to Coromandel and suffered martyrdom near the Little Mount in Tamilnadu. His body was brought to the town of Mylapore and was buried in a holy shrine.
Holy Father
Pope Francis
The first Pope of the Americas Jorge Mario Bergoglio hails from Argentina. The 76-year-old Jes- uit Archbishop of Buenos Aires is a prominent figure through out the continent, yet remains a simple pastor who is deeply loved by his diocese, through out which he has travelled ex tensively on the underground and by bus during ...
Major Archbishop
Mar George Alencherry
Mar George Alencherry was bor n on 19th April 1945 in the pari sh of Thuruthy in the archdioc ese of Changancherry as the sixth child of the ten children of Mr. Philipose and Mary Alenche rry of whom two others are pr iests and one, a religious sist er. Geevarghese is his baptism al name. Mar George Alencher ry had his primary ...
Bishop
Mar Pauly Kannookadan
Mar Pauly Kannookadan was b orn on February 14th 1961. He hails from the parish of St. Mar y’s Church Kuzhikattussery of the Eparchy of Irinjalakuda. Aft er his High School Studies at Al oor, he joined at St. Mary’s Pet it Seminary, Thope, Thrissur. He had his philosophical and theol ogical formation at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary ...