His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II consecrated two new bishops:Mor Maurice Amsih, Bishop, Director of the Public Relations and Protocol
His Holiness Patriarch Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II. consecrated Raban Mouris Yacoub Amsih and Raban George Kourieh as Episcopas at Sts. Peter and Paul
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According to tradition, Christianity in India was established by St. Thomas who arrived in Malankara (Kerala) from Edessa in A.D. 52. The close ties between the Church in Malankara and the Near East go back to at least the fourth century when a certain Joseph of Edessa travelled to India and met Christians there.
The church in Malankara is an integral part of the Syriac Orthodox Church with the Patriarch of Antioch [His Holiness Moran Mor Ignatius Aphrem II] as its supreme head. The local head of the church in Malankara is the Catholicose of India [His Beatitude Baselios Thomas I], ordained by and accountable to the Patriarch of Antioch.
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