OCP News Service
India/Vatican: Reports from different sources say that His Holiness Baselios Mar Thoma Paulose II , Catholicos of the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas and Metropolitan of Malankara will meet Pope Francis on the 5th of September 2013. A high Church delegation will accompany the Primate to Vatican. Catholicos of the East is the traditional successor to the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas who resides at Kottayam located at the South Indian State of Kerala. The Indian Malankara Church was founded by the Apostle during A D 52- 54.
On 4th afternoon the Indian Orthodox delegation will meet cardinal Gregory Cucco (Ecumenical Committee Chairman of Vatican), then visit of St Peters Basilica followed by dinner.