KOCHI: Head of Latin Catholics, Archbishop Dr. Daniel Acharuparambil breathed his last here on Monday morning October 26, 2009 . Archbishop was in the intensive care unit of a private hospital near Kochi for the last three days. He was 70.
Archbishop’s death was a heartbreaking news for thousands of Latin Catholics and members of other communities in Kerala. He was not only dear to Christian community but to Hindus and Muslims as well through his approach towards society. Archbishop Acharuparambil served as the President of the Kerala Catholic Bishops’ Council.
Various people from different socio cultural arena converged at the hospital to see him for the last time.
The supreme head of the Orthodox Church the Catholicose Baselios Marthoma Didymos I on hearing this news said that Dr. Daniel Acharuparambil’s death was a great loss to the community and the people of Kerala. The Catholicose also reflected on Archbishop’s role in giving leadership to bring the Kerala Christian churches together in harmony.
Sabha Secretary Dr. George Joseph sent condolence on behalf of the Malankara Orthodox Church to the Latin Catholic community..