The first youth assembly of the Malankara Catholic Youth Movement (MCYM) – FIDES 2012 began at the Catholicate Centre, Pattom on 17 May 2012. The representatives from all Eparchies, Exarchate and Extraterritorial Regions in India and abroad are participating in the Assembly. The programme began with flag-hoisting by His Excellency Most Rev. Vincent Mar Paulos (the Chairman, Youth Commission) at 5 pm on 17 May. It was followed by an introductory talk by His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, the Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church. The participants spend the rest of the day in Eucharistic Adoration at St. Mary’s Cathedral, Pattom. Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios, the Auxiliary Bishop of Trivandrum delivered the message during the adoration.
The assembly was officially inaugurated by. Sri. Oommen Chandy, Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, at 8.30am on Friday, 18 May. The inaugural meeting was presided over by Mr. Eji Parappattu (National President, M.C.Y.M.) His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos and His Excellency Most Rev. Vincent Mar Paulos (the Chairman, Youth Commission) addressed the participants. Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Anthonios, the Curia Bishop, Adv. Johnson Abraham were present. Rev. Fr. Thomas Kayyalackal (National Director, M.C.Y.M.), Mr. Thomas Mathai (National General Secretary, M.C.Y.M.), Mr. Cyriac Chazhickadan (State General Secretary, K.C.Y.M.), Ms. Jeby P. John (State General Secretary, K.C.Y.M.), Mr. Shaji S. Malayil were delivered the felicitation speech. Mr. Pradeep Mathew (National Secretary, M.C.Y.M.) express the words of gratitude.