PM Modi greets Metropolitan Mar Chrysostom on his 100th birthday

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Apr. 27 (ANI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday greeted his eminence Metropolitan Emeritus of the Mar Thoma Syrian Church of Malabar Philipose Mar Chrysostum on the special occasion of his Centenary celebrations. He is the spiritual leader of the Malankara Mar Thoma Church. According to reports, veteran Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader L.K. Advani will inaugurate the centenary celebrations in Thiruvalla at 11.30 am. He was ordained in 1944 and made an episcopa in 1953. He was promoted as a Metropolitan in 1999 and holds the record of being the longest-serving Catholic bishop. (ANI)