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The Salary of Priests Revised

KOTTAYAM: The Malankara Orthodox Church managing committee held on October 29 has approved the report submitted by the committee appointed for the revision of the pay scale of the priests. The new scale will come into effect from January 2005.

The meeting conducted in the Old Seminary was presided over by Baselius Marthoma Mathews II, the Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan of the Church. The meeting congratulated the chief minister Oommen Chandy who has completed 60 years and the Catholicos-Elect Thomas Mar Themothios who is 84.

The accounts presented by the Sabha Secretary Alexander Karakkal was accepted by the meeting. The annual report about the matters coming under the direction of the managing committee was also passed.

Oonnuni Paul was appointed as the new auditor. Matters concerning the case were discussed and decisions were taken. The meeting expressed condolence on the demise of Issac Cor Episcopa and K.C.Zacharia Cor Episcopa who had been members of the managing committee.