Mgr. Jacob Murickan, the new auxiliary bishop of Pala, was born to Joseph and Achamma in Muttuchira parish of Pala diocese on June 16, 1963, and was ordained as priest in 1993.
Currently, the pastoral coordinator of Pala diocese,
he had worked as professor of the Minor Seminary in Pala and also as secretary of the educational agency of the diocese, besides working as a priest in several of the parishes in the diocese. After his ordination in
27-12-1993, he served as Asst. Vicar,
Kuravilangad (1994), Rector, Savio Home,
Neeloor (1982), Vice Rector of Minor Seminary
(1994-1997), Professor at Good Shepherd Minor Seminary, Karoor (1997-2002), Secretary to the
Corporate Management of Schools (2002-2007),
Vicar, Lourdu Matha Church,
Chakampuzha (2007-2008) and Vicar at
St. Francis Xavier Church, Neeloor.