Ben Kunjacko (PR Officer @ MARP Research Board) – OCP-MARP- 8/9/18
Indian-Sub Continent– Two leading newspapers in Sri Lanka (Financial Times and Sunday Observer), Daijiworld (India) and Pakistan Christian Post have published OCP-MARP book launch event news in their portals.
Link to Ft is Sri Lanka’s first and only national daily business paper
Link to Sunday Observer is one among the two oldest Lankan newspaper in circulation
Link to Daijiworld
Link to Pakistan Christian Post is the Voice of Pakistani Christians
‘Western Rites of Syriac-Malankara Orthodox Churches‘ is a historical study on the old Christian movement/community of Goa, Ceylon and India. The book was launched by Mar Zachariah Nicholovos (Metropolitan of the North East American Diocese and President of the Ecumenical Relations Department of the Malankara Church) by presenting a copy to Chorbishop Kuriakose Moolayil (Syriac Scholar and Faculty at Malankara Syriac Seminary) of the Jacobite Syriac Orthodox Church of India. The launch was organized in partnership with the Ecumenical Relations Dept. of the Malankara Church on 15th of August 2018, at Sofia Center, Old Seminary, Kottayam, India.
The research study was done over the period of 9 years (2009-2018) and it is part of an on going Western Rite Orthodox research project. The book is rich with details on Metropolitan Alvares Julius, Archbishop Rene Vilatte and the Independent Catholic movements in the USA, UK and the Indian Sub-continent.