Irinjalakuda: His Excellency Mar James Pazhayattil (82), Bishop Emeritus of Irinjalakuda diocese of the Syro- Malabar Church, was called to eternal rest on 10 July 2016 at 10.50 p.m at Jubilee Mission Medical College Hospital, Trissur. The funeral ceremony will be held on Wednesday 13 July 2016 at 2 p.m. at St Thomas Syro- Malabar Catholic Cathedral, Irinjalakuda.
Bishop Mar James Pazhayattil was the first Bishop of Irinjalakuda. He served as the Assistant to the Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar Antony Padiyara. At present he is a substitute member in the Syro- Malabar Archiepiscopal Church and Chairman of the new commission for clergy. He retired from his Episcopal ministry on 15 January 2010. He served as Secretary of Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Conference, Member of the Education Commission, Member of the Seminary Commission and Chairman of the Commission for Qurbono.
May His Soul Rest in Peace!