MUSCAT : Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan of Ahmedabad Diocese, has expressed his profound sorrow over the killing of thousands after a magnitude 8.9 earthquake hit northeastern Japan, generating a tsunami as high as 10-metres that swept away people, cars, boats, crops and buildings.
The Metropolitan has intensely shared his solidarity with the tsunami victims that hit the Japanese coast on Friday.
Dr Mar Yulios has called for constant prayer during the present Lenten season and to be with the affected people in this hour of tragedy.
March 19 will see a lunar perigee, a time when the Earth’s moon will come into its closest point in orbit to the Earth. Metropolitan hoped and prayed that no catastrophic incidents occur.
Dr Mar Yulios who is presently visiting Muscat, hoped that normalcy would return soon.
The Indian Orthodox Church also has expressed deep shock and condolences to the government and the people of Japan.