The installation of the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church and Archbishop of Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese George Alencherry will be held on Sunday afternoon at a solemn Mass at St. Mary's Cathedral Basilica here.

Church dignitaries, including Archbishop Salvatore Pennacchio, Apostolic Nuncio to India, will be present at the installation. Bishop Alencherry is the first Major Archbishop to have been elected by the Synod of the Bishops of the Syro-Malabar Church on its own after it was granted the archiepiscopal status.

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