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Christian Life is a Struggle against Temptation: Pope Francis

Pope Francis invited the faithful to let themselves be drawn by Jesus pointing out that Christian life is a daily struggle against temptation. He was speaking during the homily at morning mass in the Casa Santa Marta on 19 January 2017. Commenting upon th

Fr. Thomas Madakkamoottil, New Regional Coordinator of SMCC in UK

London: His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cardinal Cleemis Catholicos, the Major Archbishop of Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, appointed Rev. Fr Thomas Madukkamoottil of the Eparchy of Bathery as the Region Coordinator of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church

Farewell to Rev. Fr. Daniel Kulangara, Regional Coordinator, England

London: The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in United Kingdom gave a warm farewell to its outgoing ecclesiastical coordinator Rev. Fr. Daniel Kulangara who is going back to his mother eparchy after 9 years of service in UK The farewell programme was held a

Being with the People is the Authority of Jesus: Pope Francis

Vatican City:“Jesus had authority because He served the people, He was close to persons and He was coherent, as opposed to the doctors of the law who considered themselves princes”: said Pope Francis, while reflecting on the characteristics of the authori

Pope on Foreign Trips

Vatican: Pope Francis said that though his many papal trips are often very tiring, both from a physical and mental standpoint, the people he encounters and the testimonies he hears make all of it worthwhile: said in a interview published in the Italian ne

Pope Francis Baptised 28 Babies in the Sistine Chapel

Vatican City: Pope Francis baptised 28 babies during Mass in the Sistine Chapel on 8 January 2017, telling their families that Jesus’ first sermon was the sound of his crying in the stable at Bethleham. It is Pope St. John Paul II who started the custom o

Prayer Vigil for Fr. Tom Uzhunnalil

Vatican city: Salesians in the Bangalore province of India held a prayer vigil on 4 January 2017, for the safe release Rev. Fr Tom Uzhunnalil, a Salesian priest,  who was kidnapped in Yemen on 4 March. Rev. Fr Joyce Thonikuzhiyil, Provincial superior

New Year calls for Courage and Hope: Pope Francis

Pope Francis celebrates Mass at St. Peter's Basilica on  1 January 2017 at Vatican. Whether 2017 will be good or not depends on us choosing to do good each day, Pope Francis said.

"That is how on

Birthday Wishes to His Holiness Pope Francis

80th birthday wishes to our dear Holy Father. 

Surprise Birthday Gift to Pope Francis

Vatican:  A group of chefs surprised Pope Francis with the gift of a large birthday cake on 14 December 2016, in a view to His upcoming 80th birthday on 17 December 2016. The Pope gave thanks to all those who had wished him a happy birthday in advanc

XI Plenary Assembly

Colombo: The Catholic bishops from across Asia gathered the eleventh Plenary Assembly of the Federation of Asian Bishops’ Conference from 28 November to 4 December 2016 at Negombo, Colombo. The theme of the Plenary is “The Asian Catholic Family: The local

Mercy and Misery: Pope’s New Apostolic Letter

Vatican:  Pope Francis issued an Apostolic Letter, entitled Misericordia et misera (Mercy and Misery) following the close of the Year of Mercy on 21 November 2016. Although the Extraordinary Jubilee Year has concluded, we are still living in a “time

Christ’s Mercy Always Remains: Pope Francis

Vatican:  Holy Pope Francis closed the Holy Door of St Peter’s Basilica to mark the closing of the Extraordinary Jubilee Year of Mercy on the day of the feast of Christ the King 20 November 2016.  Pope insisted, “We have received mercy in order

Year of Mercy ends

Vatican City: The Holy Doors at three Basilicas in Rome, St. Paul Outside the Walls, St. John Lateran and St. Mary Major, were closed during special Masses held on 13 November 2016. The Holy Doors at Cathedral Churches and Basilicas around the world are a

"New guidelines on the Burial of the Dead"

Vatican: The Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith published a new instruction on the burial of the dead and on the conservation of the ashes in cases of cremation on Tuesday 25 October 2016.

The inst

Seven new Saints for the Universal Church

Vatican: Holy Father Pope Francis canonised seven new saints on Sunday during a Solemn Holy Mass in St. Peter's Square in Rome. The new saints were holy not because of their own efforts but because of "the Lord who triumphs in them and with them,&quo

New Cardinals

Vatican: On 9 October His Holiness Pope Francis announced the names 17 new Cardinals who will be created in coming consistory which will be held on the 19 of November, the eve of the closing of the Jubilee of Mercy. Among them 13 are under the age of 80 a

86th Reunion Day Celebration in Germany

Bonn: The Syro- Malankara Catholic Church, German Region, celebrates the 86th reunion day on 24 September 2016 at St Elisabeth Church, Bonn, Germany. The celebration  begin with the Holy Qurbono celebrated by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr Jacob Mar Bar

Syro Malankara Catholic Church Missions United Kingdom

London: The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, London  is celebrating the 86th Reunion day and  a pilgrim conducts every year to the  Marian Pilgrimage, Walsingham on Sunday, 25 September 2016.  His Excellency Most Rev. Philipos Mar Steph

Pope’s Dual Mercy Visit is a Concrete and Tangible Sign

Vatican City: Pope Francis visited 12 babies with various conditions in the neonatology ward of  San Giovanni  Hospital on 16 September 2016, Rome. Five of them, including one set of twins are in very serious condition in the ICU.  A Vatica

Parish Establishment in Washington DC

Washington: The St. Mary’s Syro-Malankara Catholic Mission in Washington DC was raised as a Parish in the St. Mary’s Queen of Peace, Syro-Malankara Catholic Eparchy in the USA and Canada on September 11, 2016 on the occasion of the Festal celebration of t

CHRISTMAS CELEBRATIONS IN GERMANY
Christmas Celebration 2012 is planned to conduct in the following mission centers as follows:
The celebrants are Rev.Fr.Santhosh Thomas Koickal, Rev.Fr.Geroge Thomas, Rev.Fr.Jaison Thazhayil

1. BONN / KÖLN
25 Dez.2012, Dienstag
Synod of Bishops concluded
The 13th Ordinary Synod of Bishops convoked by Holy Father in Vatican concluded with the Holy Mass celebrated in the St. Peter’s Basilica on 28 October 2012. For three weeks, the Synod dealt with the ways and means of new evangelization for the transmission of the Christian faith. Pope exhorted the
Cardinal-Designate Baselios Cleemis: Building communion with East and West
2012-10-25 Vatican Radio
(Vatican Radio) “I had no clue, but Cardinal Bertone [Vatican Secretary of State-ed] told me that the Holy Father wishes to include you in the coming Consistory, to honour the Syro-Malankara Church and your country”, says Cardinal-designate, Mar Baselios Cleemis. “Our
Pope appreciates Indian Church’s diversity: cardinal-designate
Vatican City:  The newly appointed cardinal-designate of the Syro-Malankara Church has said that his appointment is a sign of Pope Benedict XVI's appreciation for Indian Catholics' "unity in diversity."
Archbishop Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, who was appointed as the first ever
Rev. Fr. Peter Kochery is Honoured by Holy See
 Rev. Fr. Peter Kochery, the Protosyncellus of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate in USA has been honoured by the Holy See by conferring on him the title of Chaplain to His Holiness. This recognition invests on him the title of Rev. Monsignor. This is a special honour for the Syro-Malankara
Six new Cardinals for the Catholic Church
Pope Benedict XVI has announced a consistory for the creation of six new Cardinals. To the joy of pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square for the weekly audience with the Holy Father, he made his announcement at the end of his catechesis. The Cardinals-elect are :
1. Archbishop James Harvey,
Pope Canonises Seven New Saints
His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI celebrated the World Mission Sunday by canonizing seven new Saints. Jacques Berthieu (France), Pedro Calungsod (Philippines), Giovanni Battista Piamarta (Italy), Marìa Carmelo Sallés y Barangueras (Spain), Marianne Cope (Germany), Kateri Tekakwitha (USA), and Anna Schä
Syro-Malankara Catholic Mission Inaugurated in Los Angeles
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Mission was officially inaugurated in Los Angeles on 14 October 2012 by His Excellency Most Rev. Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius, Bishop of Syro-Malankara Catholic Exarchate in USA. Rev. Fr. Kuriakose Mambrakatt is appointed as the Priest-in-Charge of this mission. His Excellency
The Synod of Bishops appreciated Logos Quiz
The Logos Quiz caught the special attention of the Synod of Bishops which is progressing in Rome. The Synod of Bishops in Rome acknowledged and appreciated Logos Quiz as a very innovative method of evangelization. His Beatitude Baselios Cleemis Catholicos of Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum presente
Pope Benedict's Homily at Opening Mass of the Year of Faith
"Through Christ, God is the Principal Subject of Evangelization in the World"
 
VATICAN CITY, OCT. 11, 2012 (Zenit.org).- Here is the translation of the Holy Father's homily given , at the Opening Mass of the Year of Faith and on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of t
Observation of the Year of Faith started
Pope Benedict XVI declared the Year of Faith in the Catholic Church on the Golden Jubilee day of Second Vatican council on 11 October 2012. It started with the celebration of Holy Mass at St. Peter’s Square. His Holiness Pope Benedict XVI was the Chief celebrant. Cardinals, Patriarchs, Major Archbis
Synod of Bishops started in Vatican
Pope Benedict XVI inaugurated the Synod of Bishops in the Catholic Church on 7 October 2012 with the celebration of Holy Mass in the St. Peter’s square. The theme for the Synod is ‘The New Evangelization for the Transmission of the Christian Faith’. It will conclude on 27 October 2012.
His Ho
Synod of Bishops Opens with a Pontifical Mass at St. Peter's Square
Pope Benedict XVI officially opened The Synod of Bishops, under the theme of "The New Evangelization and the Transmission of the Christian Faith" with the celebration of Mass in St. Peter's Square on Sunday. The Holy Father also proclaimed St. John of Avila and St. Hildegard of Bingen as D
Pope Benedict XVI Addresses the 13th Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops
Pope Benedict XVI highlighted two key themes for the day's discussion on the New Evangelization in his address at the thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops: the passion for announcing Christ to the world and the knowledge that God acts in the Church. The theme of the Synod is
PRESENTATION OF THE SYNOD ON THE NEW EVANGELISATION
On 5 October 2012 in the Holy See Press Office, Archbishop Nikola Eterovic, secretary general of the Synod of Bishops, presented the thirteenth Ordinary General Assembly of the Synod of Bishops, which is due to take place in the Vatican from 7 to 28 October on the theme: "The New Evangelisation
82 REUNION DAY CELEBRATIONS IN GERMANY
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, German Region celebrates the 82nd Reunion Anniversary in Bonn, Germany, on 29 September 2012. The celebrations will begin with Holy Qurbono celebrated by His Excellency Most Dr. Thomas Mar Eusebius, the Exarch of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in USA and the A
8th Syro-Malankara Catholic Convention of Exarchate
The Syro-Malankara Catholics of the Exarchate gathered together for the 8th National convention on 9 August 2012. The Convention began with a public meeting wherein His Excellency Mar Eusebius welcomed all the faithful, the dignitaries and resource persons who had arrived from different places both
Feast of 59th Commemoration of the Servant of God Mar Ivanios at Germany
Germany/ Dortmund: The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church German Region celebrated the Feast of 59th Commemoration of the Servant of God Archbishop Mar Ivanios on 15 July 2012 at St. Elizabethen Kirche, Casrtop Rauxel, Dortmund, Germany. The celebrations started with the Holy Qurbono, celebrated by Rev.
Two new Deacons for the Malankara Syrian Catholic Exarchate in USA
New York, USA: During the Holy Qurbono celebrated at St. Vincent De Paul Catholic Church, Elmont, on 14 July 2012 Bro. Lintu Markos and Bro. Michael Edathil were ordained Deacons. Most Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius, Bishop of the Malankara Syrian Catholic Exarchate in USA conferred the ordinations. Most
Ecclesiastical Coordinator of the Extraterritorial Region in Middle East

In consultation with the Holy Episcopal Synod of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church convoked from 5-8 March, 2012 His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos has appointed Rev. Dr. John Padipurackal the Ecclesiastical Coordinator of the Extraterritorial Region in Middle East.  He has

Annual Day of Abu Dhabi Malankara Catholic Community
Annual Day of Abu Dhabi Malankara Catholic Community was held on 27th April 2012 in the St Assisi Hall of St Joseph's Cathedral. Holy Qurbana, concelebrated by Rt. Rev Cor-episcopo Thomas Charivupurayidom, Rev Fr Thomas Mannithottam and Rev Fr Mathew Kandathil started at 8:30 AM. Followed by, a colo
Visit of His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos to Kuwait
His Beatitude, Moran Mor Baselios Catholicos, pater et caput of the Malankara Catholic Church, who arrived in the International Airport, Kuwait on Monday 5th September 2011, was given a warm welcome by His Excellency Camillo Ballin, Vicar Apostolic of Northern Arabia, Rev. Dr. John Padipurackal, Mr
The Syro-Malankara Catholic Church Vandalized in Hyderabad
Hyderabad,AP: St. Mary's Malankara Catholic Church, Secunderabad in Hyderabad was attacked by some unidentified people on Aug 25. According to Father Felix Thondalil OIC, the parish priest of the church, the attackers put the tabernacle, the Bible, missal and other items on the altar and burnt them.
Malankara Catholic Mission Edmonton-Canada
The month of July we the Malankarites here are blessed by God by commemorating the remembrance of our two forefathers St.Thomas and Servant of God Mar Ivanios.  On 10th July all the Malankarites  in Edmonton and other well wishers are gathered around the altar  of our Lord in St.Thres
The First Syro-Malankara convention in the United Kingdom
The First Syro-Malankara convention in the United Kingdom was held at Mar Ivanios Nagar, St John’s Fisher Parish in Coventry, on 9 July, 2011. His Beatitude Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis, the Major Archbishop-Catholicos of the Syro-Malankara Catholic  Church, Rt. Rev. William Kenney, Auxiliary Bis
Exarchate Assembly of USA
The Assembly of the Exarchate in USA was held on 22 and 23 June 2011 at Seminary of the Immaculate Conception, New York. The two-days Assembly was inaugurated by His Excellency Most Rev. William Muruphy, the Bishop of the Diocese of Rockville Centre. The inauguration meeting was presided over by Mos
A New Exarchate for the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in the USA
Thiruvananthapuram, 14 July 2010: The Holy Father Pope Benedict XVI erected a new Exarchate for the Malankara Catholics in North America. Rev. Fr. Thomas Naickamparambil of the Major Archieparchy of Trivandrum is appointed the first Bishop of the new Exarchate. The Bishop-elect is also appointed Apo
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