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Special Meeting of Holy Episcopal Synod Concluded

KOTTAYAM: A special meeting of the Holy Episcopal Synod met at the Catholicate Palace, Devalokam concluded at 9.00 pm on Tuesday, May 11, 2010. Catholicos of Malankara Baselios Marthoma Didymus I presided over the meeting.

IOH has learned that this special meeting has confirmed the names for the new Metropolitans, who will be consecrated on Wednesday, May 12, 2010 at Mar Elia Cathedral, Kottayam.

Baselios Marthoma Didymus I herewith takes the fame of consecrating the highest number of Metropolitans in the history of Malankara. In less than three years the Pontiff would consecrate fourteen Metropolitans. Need for bishops in Malankara due to division of dioceses and vacancies created by ill health or death of Metropolitans have contributed to the need of bishops.