Supreme head of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India passes away

Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, who had been suffering from lung cancer since December 2019, had recovered from the Covid-19 infection in February this year.

The supreme head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India, Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, passed away in the early hours of Monday, a church spokesman said here.

He was 74.

His end came at 2.35 am at a private hospital in Parumala in Pathanamthitta district while undergoing treatment for post-COVID-19 complications, he said.

The senior priest, who had been suffering from lung cancer since December 2019, had recovered from the COVID-19 infection in February this year.

Baselios Marthoma Paulose II was the eighth Catholicos of the East in Malankara and 91st primate on the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas, the church said.

He was enthroned as the Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan in November 2010.

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