His Holiness the Patriarch Receives His Beatitude the Catholicos of India and a Delegation

2025On September 26, 2014, His Beatitude Maphryono Mor Baselius Thomas I, Catholicose of India arrived to Lebanon to visit His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II. The Catholicose was accompanied by a delegation of metropolitans from India which included: Mor Gregorius Joseph, Metropolitan of Cochin and General Secretary of the Regional Synod in India, Mor Ivaniose Matthew, Metropolitan of Kandanad, Mor Aphrem Matthew, Metropolitan of the Perumbavoor region of Angamali Diocese, and Mor Koorillose Geevarghese, Metropolitan of Nerinam.

His Holiness Patriarch Aphrem II received His Beatitude and the accompanying delegation in the patriarchal residence in Atchaneh, Bikfaya – Lebanon. His Eminence Mor Timotheos Mattew, Patriarchal secretary for Indian affairs was also present.They discussed the affairs of the church in India. They also exchanged about peace and reconciliation between churches there as well as the details of the apostolic visit to India that His Holiness will make next year.