Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II in Kerala for the 3rd Apostolic Visit

Syriac Orthodox Patriarchate – 25/5/19

On May 24, 2019, His Holiness Patriarch Mor Ignatius Aphrem II arrived at Cochin International Airport for his third Apostolic Visit to the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church in India.

He is 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 airport by His Beatitude Mor Baselios Thomas I, Catholicose 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.