Trivandrum: The United Nations Economic and Social Council accorded a special consultative status to the Malankara Social Service Society (MSSS), the social Service Wing of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. The official documents was handed over to Rev. Fr. Bovas Mathew, the Director of MSSS by P Sreeramakrishnan, the H'ble Speaker of the Assembly of Kerala during a public meeting held on 23 August 2016 at the Major Archbishop’s House, Pattom, Trivandrum. The Speaker appreciated various charitable activities done by MSSS. He Said, "It is the Christian Church which spreads the culture of human love in the whole world since the first century. The new status is a recognition to MSSS for keeping the centuries old tradition of humanitarian and charitable works of Christian Charity, under the leadership of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church."
The meeting was presided over by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos. His Excellency Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios (Auxiliary Bishop of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum) Mr John Mathai (Former chief Secretary and the Secretary of the Pastoral Council) Mr Jacob Punnoose (Former DGP) and Mr Rajan M. Karakkattil (Chief Programme Co ordinator) were present during the function.