Syro-Malabar Church's Major Arch Bishop Mar George Alancherry is elevated to the status of Cardinal by the Holy Father Benedict XVI, who is the present successor of the Lord's own Apostle St. Peter.
Mar Alechery is the fourth Keralite and the tenth Indian to become a Cardinal. He is one of the three prelates from India, who have voting right to elect the Pope.
Mar George was the first Major Arch Bishop to be elected, following the demise of Major Arch Bishop and Cardinal Varkey Vithayathil on May 24th, 2011.
May the Good God give him wisdom and the discernment of the Holy Spirit to lead the Church entrusted to his care and good health and log life.
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