*Malankara World Journal Issue 422, Themes: Sts. Peter and Paul, Apostles, Evangelism, 3rd Sun After Pentecost *(June 23, 2017) The Malankara World Journalicbsinc
Statement issued by His Eminence Mor Timotheos Matthews, Patriarchal Secretary for Indian Affairs following the meeting held at the Patriarchal Residence in
"...advance into battle without hesitation. Should you be visited by the troubling thought of the hatred and undying malice, which the enemies harbor againstmarksadek
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