Diocese Of Kannur, India

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On February 11, 2016, nominations took place in the Diocese of Kannur, India. Consequently, the Diocese's contact persons for "Prayer Requests" and "Mass Stipends/donations" have changed. After 7 1/2 years of dedication by Fr. Antony Pius Edezhath towards the management of "Prayer Requests" and fund-raising through "Mass Stipends and donations," he has been replaced by a team of two priests. Welcome to the following priests that you may contact directly:

Fr. George Painadath

Fr. Joseph Kottiyath

Fr. George Painadath was born on April 30, 1960 at Chundale, Wayanad, North Kerala, and was ordained on May 25, 1990. Presently he has served various parishes like Holy Rosary, Thalassery, St. Francis Xavier, Pariyaram, Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kannur, Our Lady of Sorrows, Pilathara, Our Lady of Fatima, Thavam, St. Peter's Chalil and so on. He was the Director of Bible Apostolate.

Presently he serves also as the Director of the Family Commission.

Fr. Joseph Kottiyath was born on March 20, 1975 at Madakampoil in the Diocese of Kannur. After his philosophical and theological studies at St. Joseph's Inter Diocesan Seminary, Mangalore, he was ordained on January 26, 2006. He worded in parishes like Holy Trinity Cathedral, Kannur, St. Francis Assisi Church, Neruvambram. He served also as the Director of Legion of Mary. He did his Masters in Counseling and Licentiate in Spirituality.

Presently he is the secretary to the Bishop of Kannur.

These wonderful priests will be more than happy
to assist you with all your spiritual needs.


The Diocese of Kannur was original a part of the Diocese of Calicut, the home of Mother Teresa, known in the Catholic Church as Saint Teresa of Calcutta. Because of the huge territory that was covered by the Diocese of Calicut, there was the need of a new diocese for the benefit of the faithful.

On November 5th, 1998, Pope John Paul II by the Apostolic Brief, ‘cum ad aeternam’ created the Diocese of Kannur from the Diocese of Calicut. On the same day Rt. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalakal was elected as the Bishop of Kannur and the Bishop elect was consecrated on 7th February 1999. He took charge of the Diocese on February 8th, 1999.

Mother Teresa & Bishop Varghese Chakkalakal

Saint Teresa of Calcutta speaking to Bishop elect Rt. Rev. Dr. Varghese Chakkalakal.

Mother Teresa & Father George

Saint Teresa of Calcutta speaking to Father George Painadath(See above), the Procurator of the Diocese of Kannur.

When you support the Diocese of Kannur, you support a Diocese that
was visited and loved very much by Saint Mother Teresa of Calcutta.

Prayer Requests, Mass Stipends and Donations.


When contacting one of the priests in the "Prayer Request Team," please state "Prayer Request" in the subject line of your email. You will find their email addresses below their photos at the top of this webpage.


Virgin Mary

While many Bishops now request a minimum offering of $10.00 to have a Holy Mass celebrated in their Diocese, the Diocese of Kannur in India continues to accept a donation of only $5.00 as a Mass Stipend for each Holy Mass. They will also accept Mass Stipends for 30 Gregorian Masses for a donation of $150.00.


Most supporters prefer to use Paypal.com to process their Mass Stipend and/or donations to the Diocese of Kannur by Credit Card or Debit Card.

The country of India uses a commercial Paypal process which is slightly different than the Paypal accounts used by other countries. For that reason, I recommend that you read the following letter from the Procurator of the Diocese of Kannur who explains the processing procedures. Click here to review the instructions.

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If you prefer to send money by email, please use th email address of the Diocese of Kannur which is: procuratorkannur@gmail.com .


Others prefer to mail their donation directly to the Diocese of Kannur in India. You may do so by sending it to:

	Bishop's House
	Chovva, Kannur 670 006
	Kerala, India

Please make sure to inform the priest by email that he is to expect a donation from you by postal mail, indicating the purpose of the donation. Make sure that your email address is clearly stated in all your correspondence.


If you are sending a cheque to the Diocese of Kannur, please make it payable as follows:

"Diocese of Kannur, S.I.B. No.4320"

Thank you for your kindness. Your needs and those of your loved ones are in our prayers. What you give to the Lord's servant to do the Lord's work, you are giving to the Lord Himself. Surely, He will bless you generously.

Thank you to all.

Bishop Alex Vadakumthala

The Church Altar and mural.

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