Pastoral Centre, P.O. Box 22,
Kanjirapally - 686507,
Kottayam Dt., Kerala, India
Phone: (04828)20.26.65; 20.29.06
Email: [email protected]
Rev. Jose Pulickal was appointed the Bishop of Kanjirapally by Pope Francis on January 15, 2020.
He had earlier been serving as the Auxiliary Bishop of the same Diocese, as elected by the Syro-Malabar Synod during its meeting at Mount Saint Thomas in Kerala. The appointment was acknowledged by Pope Francis on January 12, 2016.
Bishop Jose Pulickal was born in Inchiyani, near Mundakkayam, on March 3, 1964. He pursued his priestly studies at the Minor seminary of Mary Matha, later joining St. Thomas Apostolic Seminary, Vadavathoor, where he was ordained a priest on January 1, 1991.
He continued his priestly studies to obtain a Master’s degree in Biblical Theology from St. Peter’s Institute, Bengaluru, after being appointed as the vicar of Kanjirapally Cathedral and the Director of Snehashram Jesus Fraternity. He even acquired a Doctorate from the Dharmaram Institute, Bengaluru.
He has also served as the Director of Catechetics, Vicar of Pathanamthitta Forane, Diocesan consultor, protosyncellus or the bishop’s deputy for Ranni and Pathanamthitta.