The Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan, Baselius Mar Thoma Paulose-II, has conferred the honorary title of ‘Catholicate Ratna-deepam’ on the late Puthenkavil Geevarghese Mar Peelexinos, former Metropolitan of the Thumpamon diocese of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church. The Catholicos announced this at a public function held at the St. Mary’s Orthodox Cathedral at Puthenkavu near Chengannur on Wednesday. — Staff Reporter

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