The Mar Thoma Sabha Prathinidhi Mandalam, parliament of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar, elected one more priest, K.V.Varkey, for elevation to the Episcopal post at a meeting held at the Dr Alexander Mar Thoma auditorium in Thiruvalla on Wednesday.
Fr. Varkey of Parayil House in Kochi is at present working as the vicar of the Ebenezer Mar Thoma church at Kavumbhagom and the secretary of the Mar Thoma Medical Mission.
The Mar Thoma Sabha Pratinidhi Mandalam had elected two other priests, Oommen George and Varghese Mathew, for the Episcopal post on the first day of its meeting on Tuesday.
The two-day meeting of the church parliament concluded on Wednesday afternoon. Mar Thoma Metropolitan Joseph Mar Thoma presided over the meeting.
All the other bishops of the church, including Philipose Mar Chrisostum, Senior Metropolitan, and Zacharias Mar Theophilus Suffragan Metropolitan, attended the meeting.
The date of consecration of the new bishops will be decided by the Church Council later.
With this, the total number bishops of the Mar Thoma Church will be 13.