KOTTAYAM: As announced earlier, on December 30, 2009 at 5pm, the list of the eligible candidates selected by the Screening Committee for the Episcopal election 2010 has been officially published at Catholicate office, Kottayam.
This proposal will be submitted before the Sabha Managing Committee to be held on January 22, 2010. The Managing Committee will further shortlist 11 candidates out of 14 who will then be presented to the Association to be held on February 17, 2010. Three of the candidates will get eliminated in the Managing Committee election process.
Official list presented by the Screening Committee
1. Fr. Dr. John Mathews
2. Fr. O. P. Varghese
3. Fr. V. M. James
4. Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Ramban
5. Rev. Thomas Yohannan Elavukattu Ramban
6. Fr. Zacharia O.I.C
7. Rev. Geevarghese Ramban
8. Fr. Mathukkutty Chengamanadu
9. Rev. Yoohanon Ramban
10. Fr. M. K. Kurian
11. Fr. Dr. Sabu Kuriakose
12. Fr. Dr. George Pulikottil
13. Fr. Dr. P. C.Thomas
14. Fr. Dr. V. M. Abraham
Members served on the Screening Committee were Fr. O. Thomas, Adv. Biju Oommen Muringasseril, George Varghese-Delhi (Managing Committee nominees) Metropolitans Thomas Mar Athanasius – Chengannoor Diocese, Dr. Thomas Mar Athanasius – Kandanadu Diocese and Dr. Mathews Mar Severios Secretary, Holy Episcopal Synod ( Synod nominees ), Fr. T. J. Joshua – Orthodox Seminary, Kottayam, Fr. Dr. Bijesh Philip – Nagpur (Nominees by the Malankara Metropolitan), Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham Konattu – Priests Trustee, M. G. George Muthoot (Lay Trustee) and Dr. George Joseph – Association Secretary (Ex-officio).
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