KOTTAYAM: The Indian concept on family sanctity is noble and one shall not emulate the Western approach here, said the General Secretary of National Council of Churches of Christ in the USA Rev. Dr. Michael Kinnamon. He was replying to the reception that the Catholicos of the East Baselios Marthoma Paulose II offered at the Catholicate Palace, Devalokam, Kottayam.
Dr. Michael Kinnamon, a Christian Church (Disciples of Christ) clergyman and a long-time educator and ecumenical leader, is the ninth General Secretary of the National Council of Churches in USA.
“The Indian culture is exemplary and is good to follow for the world. I thankfully remember the Orthodox faithful in the USA, who have contributed commendably to the suffering ones at Haiti at the aftermath of the earthquake”, he reflected upon.
“The greatest gift that I received from India is my adopted daughter ‘Anna Kapila’ at the age of five months. At present she is 28 years old and is working as Manager of a Department Store at New York”, he carried on.
Dr. Michael Kinnamon presented a copy of the Green Bible to the Pontiff. Inter Church Relations Committee Secretary Fr. Abraham Thomas, Fr. Dr. Regi Mathew, Fr. John Thomas Karingattil, Fr. P.A. Philip, Fr. M.K. Kurian, Fr. Yuhanon John and Prof. P.C. Aleas attended the visitation.