In memoriam Metropolitan Joseph Mar Thoma
It is with deep sadness that the Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian unity has learned of the death of His Grace the Most Reverend Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan, the Supreme Head of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church.
In full communion with the Churches of the Anglican Communion, His Grace was also a longstanding friend of the Catholic community in Kerala, not sparing any effort in promoting common bonds with the Catholic Church in India, as well as with the ecumenical movement at the worldwide level.
Cardinal Kurt Koch, President of the Pontifical Council, sent a letter of condolence to His Grace Right Reverend Dr Geevarghese Mar Theodosius, Suffragan Metropolitan of the Malankara Mar Thoma Syrian Church.
(Photo: Metropolitan Joseph Mar Thoma receiving Bishop Brian Farrell, Secretary of the PCPCU, Reverend Father Hyacinthe Destivelle, OP, Official, and Reverend Philip Nelpuraparampil of the Syro Malabar Church in Kerala December 2018).