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Inauguration of Adoor-Kadampanaadu Diocese on February 12

ADOOR: Inauguration of newly constituted Adoor-Kadampanaadu Diocese and installation of her first Metropolitan Dr. Zachariah Mar Aprem will take place on Saturday, February 12, 2011 at Adoor and Kadampanaadu.

Flag rally will begin from the tomb of late lamented Metropolitan Mathews Mar Epiphanios at the Diocesan Centre, Kollam and torch rally will begin from the tomb of late lamented Catholicos Mar Baselios Marthoma Mathews II at the Mount Horeb Ashram, Sasthamkottai. Both the processions will reach St. Thomas Cathedral, Kadampanaadu at 12.00 noon and ceremony will begin therewith.

Installation of Metropolitan Dr. Aprem will begin at 12.30 at St. Thomas Cathedral, Kadampanaadu. The Catholicos and Metropolitans will be accorded with motorcade to Adoor at 2.00 pm. The public meeting at St. Thomas Cathedral, Adoor will begin at 3.30 pm. K.C. Venugopal, Minister of Kerala Government will inaugurate the meeting.

Catholicos and Malankara Metropolitan Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulose II will officially declare the inauguration of the diocese. Metropolitan Zachariah Mar Anthonios of the Diocese of Kollam will preside over the meeting. Leader of opposition Oommen Chandy, Minister of Kerala Mullakkara Ratnakaran, Metropolitan Thomas Mar Athanasios, Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham Konatu, M.G. George Muthoott, and Dr. George Joseph will attend the meeting.

The new Diocese includes 49 Churches, 50 priests and above 7500 families.

Fr. P.G. Kurien and Fr. Thomas Muttuveli are serving as conveners for the events.