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Catholicos of the East to Inaugurate Diocese of Nilackal On April 2

RANNI: Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan Moran Mar Baselios Paulose II will inaugurate the newly constituted Diocese of Nilackal on April 2nd at Ranni.

Blessing of the St. Thomas Bishop’s House, the Diocesan Centre at Ranni, official reception to the newly installed Catholicos Moran Mar Baselios Paulose II, and Sunthronitho of the Diocesan Metropolitan Joshua Mar Nichodemus are also to take place on the same day.

After the St. Thomas Bishop’s House will be blessed all the faithful and other distinguished guests will accompany the Pontiff to the St. Thomas Cathedral, Thottamon. Enthronement of the Metropolitan is to take place at the St. Thomas Cathedral.

Various committees are formed for the smooth conduct of all festivities, where Metropolitan Joshua Mar Nichodemus is the chairman and Fr. Shyju Kurian, Diocesan Secretary, is the General Secretary.