OCP News Service – 10/3/2020
Malankara-Kerala-India: His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II (Catholicos on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas, Malankara Metropolitan, Moopan and Chief Custodian of the Malankara Nazaranieth and the Primate of the Indian Orthodox Malankara Church) urged Church leaders and faithful to completely cooperate with the precautionary initiatives undertaken by the government mechanisms in Kerala and elsewhere aimed at tackling COVID-19.
The primate of the Malankara Church stated the Church would take all necessary steps to generate awareness among the faithful regarding the infectious virus. In his official statement, the Primate encouraged priests and faithful to carefully limit social Church gatherings, enthusiastic reception, kissing of the cross, icons and altar tables, distribution of food items in parishes.
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