Philipose Mar Chrysostum, senior Metropolitan of the Mar Thoma Church, has called upon Chief Minister Oommen Chandy to take the initiative to provide houses for the houseless in the State.

The Chief Minister was on a visit to the Bishop’s House on the banks of the Pampa at Maramon on Sunday. Continuing the “Zero Landless” project, the government should launch yet another landmark scheme aimed at making Kerala a “Zero Houseless” State,” Mar Chrysostum said.


The Metropolitan said financial assistance should be delivered to the houseless through local self-government institutions, avoiding middlemen.

Mr. Chandy released a tele-serial on the Metropolitan, Mar Chrysostum Speaking, made by Mathew Koshy Punnackadu, former Principal of Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara.

He said Mar Chrysostum’s criticism laced with humour had a strengthening effect on society and people seldom questioned it.

Joseph Mar Barnabas Metropolitan; P.T. Thomas, Mar Thoma Church secretary; Peelipose Thomas, former Planning Board member; Royce Mallasserry, Principal, St Thomas College, Kozhencherry; and Prof. Punnackadu were present.

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