PM Condoles Demise Of Supreme Head Of Indian Orthodox Church

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday expressed deep grief over the passing away of His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulos II, the Supreme Head of Indian Orthodox Church.

In a tweet, the Prime Minister said, “Saddened by the passing away of His Holiness Moran Mar Baselios Marthoma Paulos II, the Supreme Head of Indian Orthodox Church. He leaves behind a rich legacy of service and compassion. In this hour of grief, my thoughts are with the members of the Orthodox Church. RIP.”

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The supreme head of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India passed away in the early hours of Monday. He was 74.

He breathed his last 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.

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