Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Major Arch Bishop Baselios Mar Cleemis of Syro-Malankara Catholic Church is elevated as the first Cardianl

Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis
The Holy Father Benedict XVI has announced the elevation of the Major Arch Bishop of the Syro Malankara Catholic Church Mar Baselios Mar Cleemis as a Cardinal of the Universal Catholic Church. The order of the Pontiff was read in the Thiruvannthapuram Cathedral today.

With his appointment as a Cardinal, Major Arch Bishop Moron Mor Baselios Cleemis is the first one from the Syro-Malankara Church to become a Cardinal of the Holy Catholic Church. He is the 89th Cardinal of the Catholic Church. The official anointment will take place in Vatican on the 24th of November, 2012.

The Malankara Catholic Church which was re-unified with the Catholic Church in 1930 has more than half a million (five lakhs) strong devotees.

Moron Cleemis Catholicos, who was ordained as a Priest in 1986, is one among the six new Cardinals announced by the Holy father this afternoon. With this the Universal Catholic Church of Lord Jesus Christ will have 211 Cardinals out of whom 89 having right to vote the Pope.

Let us all Pray for the new Cardinal and wish him all success to lead the Church as per the Will of the Master
 in the present era of the evil....!


  1. Congratulations to the Arch Bishop Thirumeni...!

    May God grant him good health, and HIS special blessings to serve the Indian Catholic Church better...!

  2. The Catholic Church has one more Prince from India.
    It is a gift for all Indians.

  3. At this time of great crisis for faith, It is a Blessing from the Lord to grant Mar Baselios Cleemis as a new Cardianal for the Indian Catholic Church.

  4. Good news. Worthy person. Thanks


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