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Mor Koorilose Paulose Kochuparambil, the former Malankara Metropolitan canonized

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    Mor Koorilose Paulose Kochuparambil, the former Malankara Metropolitan canonized In a solemn function held at the Panampady St. Mary s Church on Friday, Moran
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      Mor Koorilose Paulose Kochuparambil, the former Malankara
      Metropolitan canonized

      In a solemn function held at the Panampady St. Mary's Church on
      Friday, Moran Mor Ignatius Zakka I Iwas, the Patriarch of Antioch &
      all the East and the Supreme Head of the Universal Syrian Orthodox
      Church, canonised Mor Koorilos Paulose Kochuparambil, former
      Malankara Metropolitan, as saint of the Universal Syrian Church.
      Earlier, Sakralla Mor Baselios and Yuyakkim Mor Koorilos were
      canonised by the Patriarch at Mulanthuruthy and Kanadanad during
      H.H's 4th apostolic visit.

      Earlier the day began at the St Mary's church, Panampadi, with
      morning prayers commencing at 6.30 a.m. This was followed by
      celebration of Mass by diocesan Metropolitan Thomas Mor Themotheos
      and Metropolitan Mathias Mor Philexinos. The conclusion of the Mass
      coincided with the arrival of H.H. Patriarch and H.B. Catholicos Mor
      Baselios Thomas-I accompanied by metropolitans.

      It was the Malankara Syrian Church Synod secretary Joseph Mor
      Gregorios who read out the Apostolic Bula declaring Mor Koorilose
      Paulose a Saint. Invigorating devout faithful through the much-
      awaited declaration at a solemn function, the only native
      Metropolitan among the three who were elevated as saints by the Holy
      See of Antioch during the ongoing visit of the Patriarch in
      Malankara, the Apostolic Bula underscored the missionary zeal and
      talent of the late Metropolitan and stated that his saintness stood
      convinced among the faithful.

      The pronouncement noted that despite great opposition from heretics,
      the late Paulose Mor Koorilose remained steadfast in his faith and
      stood loyal to the Holy See of Antioch. His social and religious
      commitment was unquestionable and worthy of emulation, it said.
      Patriarch Ignatius Zakka-I Iwas noted that the Panampady parish was
      home to many Church leaders and is a source of inspiration to all.
      The allegiance of Mor Koorilose to the Holy See opf Antioch was
      unchallenged, he said. The Vadavukode Church, where the holy relics
      of the late metropolitan is preserved, has already became a
      pilgrimage centre, he said. "God will reward you for your love and
      loyalty to our spiritual fathers and to the Holy See of the Antioch",
      he blessed." God bless you. God bless India", he said.

      The Patriarch also offered special prayers at the tomb of Paulose Mor
      Koorilose, situated beside the church.

      Biography of St. Mor Koorilos Paulose Kochuparambil:
      http://www.syrianchurch.org/bio/MorKoorilosKochuparambil.htm

      Photos of beatification of St. Mor Koorilose Paulose
      http://picasaweb.google.com/philip25/BeatificationPhotosOfMORKOORILOSE
      PAULOSE
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