Indian legacy testimony to religious harmony: His Holiness Catholicos Aram I

Catholicos Aram I and entourage on week-long visit to State

KOTTAYAM: His Holiness Aram I, Catholicos of the Holy See of Cilicia of the Armenian Apostolic Church, who is on a week-long visit to the State, has commended that the Indian legacy was testimony to inter-religious and inter-community cooperation and harmony.

The pontiff, who arrived at Devalokam, the headquarters of the Malanakra Orthodox Syrian Church on Wednesday evening, was welcomed by His Holiness Baselius Mar Thoma Didymos I, Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan of the Indian Orthodox Church.

All the Metropolitans of the Orthodox Church, Archbishop Mar Joseph Powathil of the Syro-Malabar Roman Catholic Church, Bishop Thomas Samuel of CSI Madhya Kerala diocese, Yooyakim Mar Koorilos of the Kottayam diocese of Mar Thoma Church of Malabar, Joseph M. Puthusseri, MLA, and others were also present on the occasion.

Earlier, Catholicos Aram I and his entourage who arrived at the Cochin International Airport, Nedumbassery ( Kochi), were received by Catholicos designate of the Orthodox Church Paulos Mar Milithios and other s church dignitaries.

Ecumenical meet

The pontiff will address the ecumenical conference at the Orthodox Theological Seminary here on Thursday. Catholicos Aram I, founder of the World Religions for Peace movement, will speak on the Relevance of Ecumenical Movement in the 21st Century.

Source: The Hindu

Photo: Malankara Orthodox Church.in


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