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Lays foundation stone for St Stephen’s Church in Rajasthan

PRATAPGARH, Rajasthan —- Ahmedabad Diocese Metropolitan, Pulikkottil Dr Geevarghese Mar Yulios has laid the foundation stone laid for St Stephan’s Orthodox Church in Pratapgarh, Rajasthan on February 1, 2012.

Dr Mar Yulios laid the foundation stone ceremony and led the solemn ceremony. The Metropolitan led the prayers and blessed the slab of stone.

Rajasthan comes under Ahmedabad Diocese and already has the St Thomas Congregation in Mt Abu, hill station. Pratapgarh is a newest constituted district in Rajasthan. It came into existence in Janurary, 2008 as the 33rd district of Rajasthan. It is part of Udaipur Division.

Also present on the blessed occasion were Ahmedabad Diocesan Secretary Fr Joji George, Vicar Fr George Abraham, parish members and dignitaries from the local society in Pratapgarh.