SALALAH: Moran Mar Baselious Marthoma Paulose II, Catholicose and Malankara Metropolitan and Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Metropolitan of Ahmedabad Diocese, were felicitated at a public reception at the St Stephens Church in Salalah on March 19.
Immediately upon arrival at the Salalah International Airport, the Holy Shepherd was taken to the church in a grand procession.
The Holy Qurbana was led by the Catholicos which was followed by the public meeting and reception for HH Catholicos and Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios, Ahmedabad Diocesan Metropolitan.
Dignitaries who accompanied the Supreme Head from Muscat include Fr James Geevarghese, Vicar, MGOC, Fr Dr Johns Abraham Konattu (Priest-Trustee, MOSC), M G George Muthoot (Lay Trustee, MOSC), Dr George Joseph (Malankara Association Secretary) and Deacon Jis Johnson, Secretary to His Holiness.
At the public reception, Fr Saju Padachira, Vicar, St Stephens Church delivered the welcome address, while the acceptance address by the Catholicos.
Mementos were also presented to the Catholicos and for the Diocesan Metropolitan Dr Mar Yulios.
Biju R David, Trustee, proposed the vote of thanks.