President Pratibha Devisingh Patil will inaugurate the valedictory of the year-long centenary celebrations of the Archeparchy of Kottayam on August 30.

Archbishop Mathew Moolakkattu said that the three-day valedictory celebrations will commence with a cultural rally on August 28.

The Archeparchy consists exclusively of Knanaya Christians, held to be the descendants of the group of Christians who arrived from Syria under the leadership of Knai Thomman in AD 345.

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