Pope Francis on January 12, 2016 acknowledged the appointment of Father Jose Pulickal as Auxiliary Bishop of Kanjirapally
The Syro-Malabar Synod elected him a new auxiliary bishop of the diocese during its meeting at Mount Saint Thomas in Kerala.
Born on March 3, 1964, Father Pulickal studied at the Minor seminary of Mary Matha. After his priestly studies at St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, he was ordained priest on Jan. 1, 1991.
After appointed the vicar of Kanjirapally Cathedral and director of Snehashram Jesus Fraternity, he obtained a Masterís degree in biblical theology from St. Peterís Institute, Bangalore, and a Doctorate from the Dharmaram Institute in the same city.
He has held several responsible posts such as director of Catechetics, Vicar of Pathanamthitta Forane, diocesan consultor, protosyncellus or the bishopís deputy for Ranni and Pathanamthitta.