Regional Synod in India – Puthencruz

On May 25, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived at the Patriarchal Center in Puthencruz.
He was accompanied by their Eminences: Mor Clemis Daniel Kourieh, Archbishop of Beirut, Mor Timotheos Matta Al-Khoury, Patriarchal Vicar for the Patriarchal Archdiocese of Damascus, Mor Timotheos Matthew, Mor Anthimos Jack Yakoub, Patriarchal Vicar for Youth Affairs and Religious Education, as well as Very Rev. Raban Joseph Bali, Patriarchal Secretary and Media Office Director, and Rev. Fr. Markose, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs.
His Holiness and the accompanying delegation were received at the center by His Beatitude Mor Baselios Thomas I, Catholicos of India, their Eminences Archbishops members of the regional episcopal synod in India, and a large crowd of clergy and faithful of the JSC in India.
After praying in St. Athanasius Church in the center, His Holiness presided over the regional synod of our Church in India, during which Church affairs were thoroughly studied and discussed.
Later, His Holiness met with the Working Committee, and then with the Managing Committee.
It was decided that the Committee of three archbishops assigned by His Holiness will continue to work as the Metropolitan Office. The Committee will choose one of their Eminences the archbishops to coordinate its work until the election of a new Metropolitan Trustee.

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