Syrian Orthodox Church in India-(SOCI)
MA`ARAT SAYYIDANAYA, DAMASCUS: Metropolitan delegation led by His Beatitude the Catholicos of India, Dr. Aboon Mor Baselios Thomas I visited Holy Father on December 20, 21, 2011. Mor Gregorios Joseph (Metropolitan of Kochi Diocese & Malankara Episcopal Synod Secretary), Mor Dioscorus Kuriakose (Metropolitan of the Simhasana Churches in Malecuriz & Environs), Mor Geevarghese Athanasius (Metropolitan of Simhasana Churches), Dr. Mor Athanasius Elias (President of the Antiochean Movement in India & Malankara Clergy Association) are along with His Beatitude.
The delegation was welcomed at the Patriarchal Monastery by His Eminence Mor Philoxenos Matthiyas Nayis, The Assistant to His Holiness, Mor Theophilos George Saliba, Archbishop of Mount Lebanon & Hon. Secretary to the Universal Synod, Archbishop Mor Osthatheos Matha Rohum of Euphrates & Jazirah, Archbishop Mor Clemis Daniel Kurieh of Beirut, Rev. Rabban Mathews Karimpanakkal Hon. Secretary to His Holiness in India Affairs.
Special prayer was held at Patriarchal Cathedral for Late Archbishop Mor Severius Zakka Ishak. His Holiness led the prayers. His Beatitude and Metropolitans assisted Holy Father. HB Catholicos of India conveyed the condolence of Malankara Church on the sad demise of Mor Severius.