Appointment of Rev. Fr. Jose Pulickal as the Auxiliary Bishop of Kanjirapally (12-01-2016)
The Synod of the Syro-Malabar Major Archiepiscopal Church, gathered at Mount St. Thomas, Kerala, having received prior Papal Assent, has canonically elected to the office of Auxiliary Bishop of the Eparchy of Kanjirapally, according to CCEO can. 184, Rev. Fr. Jose Pulickal, till now Syncellus of the same Eparchy with special responsibility for Clergy Welfare. The Holy Father Pope Francis has assigned to the Auxiliary Bishop-Elect the Titular See of Lares.
This ecclesiastical provision made public in Rome on Tuesday 12 January 2016, at noon local time corresponding to 16:30 hours, Indian Standard Time.
Rev. Fr. Jose Pulickal was born on 3 March 1964 at Inchiyani, Kottayam District, Kerala. He entered Mary Matha Minor Seminary and then had his priestly formation at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, Kottayam from 1982 to 1990. He was ordained priest on 1st January 1990 for the Eparchy of Kanjirapally. After serving as Assistant Vicar of the Cathedral, Kanjirapally (1991-1994), and Director of Snehashram Jesus Fraternity, Vettukad, Thrissur (1994-1996), he did his M. Th. in Biblical Theology from Dharmaram Institute, Bangalore (1996-2003). He was Director of Catechism (2003-2011), Vicar of Pathanamthitta Forane (2011-2014), Eparchial Consultor, Syncellus with special charge of Ranni and Pathanamthitta from (2011-2014). From 2014 he is the Syncellus of the Eparchy with special responsibility for General Parish Administration and Clergy Welfare.
New Delhi, 11 January 2016