Metropolitan Mathews Mar Barnabas passes away

Kottayam, Dec 9, 2012: The senior Metropolitan of the Holy Episcopal synod of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church and Metropolitan emeritus of North-East American Diocese, Mathews Mar Barnabas (88) passed away at Pushpagiri Hospital, Thiruvalla on Sunday.

The metropolitan was suffering under ailing advanced age and was leading retired life at Pothanpuram Dayara, Pampady-Kottayam. As per latest information, the funeral will take place at St. Thomas Cheriyapally, Vengola, Perumpavoor. In 1982, he was appointed as the metropolitan of the newly formed Idukki Diocese. In 1992, Mathews Mar Barnabas was appointed as the diocesan metropolitan of American Diocese.

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