KOCHI: Diocese of Kochi celebrates the 60th birthday of their Metropolitan on Sunday August 16, 2009 at Ernakulam, Kaloor VJ Hall at 4 pm in grand scale. Prof. K.V. Thomas, the Central Asst. Minister, will inaugurate the birthday celebration public meeting. Catholicose elect Mar Paulose Militheos will preside over the function.
Marthoma Valia Metropolitan, Bishop Sebastian Edayanthrathu of Syro Malabar Catholic Church and Kochi mayor Mercy Williams will felicitate the Metropolitan.
Dr. K.S. Radha Krishnan, the former vice chancellor will release the new book by Mar Ireanios – “Speaking About Unspeakable” on the occasion.
Mar Ireanios took charge of Kochi diocese on April 1, 2009. He was the Metropolitan of Madras diocese since 1997. In 1993 Mar Ireanios was elevated to the rank of Episcopos and became the Asst. Metropolitan of Malabar diocese.