Staff Reporter

KOCHI: Ignatius Zakka I, Patriarch of the Jacobite Syrian Church arrives here on Friday on his fourth apostolic visit to the State.

The Patriarch will land at the Nedumbassery airport at 9 a.m. as a State guest, said a statement here from the Jacobite Syrian Christian Church. He will be received by a large number of people, led by Catholicos Baselios Thomas I and will be escorted to the Patriarchal Centre, Puthenkurisu. The most important function the visiting Patriarch will attend will be the conclusion of the Golden Jubilee of the priestly ordination of the Catholicos on October 19 on Marine Drive.

Chief Minister V. S. Achuthanandan will preside at the concluding function and Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil will be the chief guest, said the statement.