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Mar Jacob Muricken, Auxiliary Bishop of Palai

His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI has appointed Rev. Fr. Jacob Muricken as the Auxiliary Bishop of Palai.

This Ecclesiastical Provision was made public in Rome on Friday, 24th August, 2012, at noon local time, corresponding to 15:30 hrs.

The newly elected Auxiliary Bishop is assigned the Titular See of Tinis by the Holy Father.

He was in charge of the various Departments at Shalom Pastoral Centre, Co-ordination of various pastoral activities of the Eparchy, Priests‘ Homes, Ongoing formation of  priests, Forane monthly recollections of Priests, St. Ephrem Formation Centre, Seminarians on Regency in the diocese.

Rev. Fr. Jacob Muricken was born on 16th June, 1963 in the parish of Muttuchira of the Eparchy of Palai. He had his priestly formation at Vadavathoor and was ordained priest on 27th December, 1993. He served as Asst. Vicar at Kuravilangad, Vice-Rector of the Minor Seminary, Professor at Good Shepherd Minor Seminary, Karoor, Secretary to the Corporate Management of Schools, Vicar of Lourdu Matha Church, Chakampuzha and Vicar of St. Francis Xavier Church, Neeloor

Mar Jacob Muricken in his College days


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