KOTTAYAM: His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, the Catholicos of the East and Malankara Metropolitan will meet Pope Francis, the supreme head of the Catholic Church on September 5, 2013. A high level Church delegation will accompany the Catholicos to Vatican.
On September 4 afternoon the Church delegation will meet cardinal Gregory Cucco, the Ecumenical Committee Chairman of Vatican. Thereafter the delegation will visit St Peters Basilica.
On September 5 at 11 am HH the Catholicos and the delegation will meet Pope Francis. At 6 pm the Catholicos will meet sister Orthodox members at Domus Santa Marte at Vatican.
The high level church delegation accompanying His Holiness to Vatican will be the senior Metropolitan Thomas Mar Athanasios, UK, Europe, Africa diocesan Metropolitan Dr. Mathews Mar Themothios, WCC Moderator Fr. Dr. K. M. George, Clergy Trustee Fr. Dr. Johns Abraham Konatt, Lay Trustee M.G.George Muthoot, Sabha Secretary Dr. George Joseph and the Ecumenical Relations Secretary Fr. Abraham Thomas.