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Syro-Malankar cardinal elected President of Indian Bishop's Conference

During the biennial plenary for the Catholic Bishops' Conference of India, members elected Cardinal Baselios Cleemis Thottunkal as their new president.

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Card. Baselios Cleemis is the Major Archbishop of Kerala, and leader of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, one of the Eastern Orthodox Churches in full communion with Rome.

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In his four-year term, he will lead the conference, which groups together the bishops from the three Catholic rites in India: Syro-Malankara, Syro-Malabara, and the Roman rite.

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Benedict XVI made him cardinal in February of last year. Card. Baselios Cleemis also took part in the conclave to elect Pope Francis.

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