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Meet Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal, soon to be the youngest Cardinal of the Church

2012-10-25

BASELIOS CLEEMIS THOTTUNKAL
Major Archbishop of the Syro Malankara Church

"I am very happy and we will continue to support the Holy Father in his work.”

The Syro Malankara Church is an Eastern Church, which is in full communion with the Catholic Church.

BASELIOS CLEEMIS THOTTUNKAL
Major Archbishop of the Syro Malankara Church

"Of course it's an honor given to the Church in India, specially to Syro Malankara Catholics.”

The Church has roughly 450,000 members, mainly from the Indian state of Kerala, in Southern India.


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