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    Abraham Mar Clemis becomes the longest-serving Metropolitan KOTTAYAM: Abraham Mar Clemis, the head of the Knanaya Church and the senior-most Metropolitan in
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      Abraham Mar Clemis becomes the longest-serving Metropolitan

      KOTTAYAM: Abraham Mar Clemis, the head of the Knanaya Church and the
      senior-most Metropolitan in India has become the longest-serving
      bishop in the history of the Malankara Syrian Church after the
      historical `Koonankurisu Satyam' in 1653.

      The record was previously held by Catholicos Baselius Geevarghese II.

      Mar Abraham completed 18,744 days (51 years and four months) as
      Metropolitan after being ordained on April 15, 1951, by Patriarch of
      Antioch, Ignathios Mar Aprem I, in Syria.

      Catholicos Baselius Mar Thoma Mathews II occupies the second
      position, having served for 17,983 days (49 years and three months).

      http://www.newindpress.com/Newsitems.asp?
      ID=IER20020810011456&Title=Kerala&rLink=0
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