News Desk, Amar Ujala, Thiruvananthapuram
Updated Sun, 18 Oct 2020 10:26 AM IST
Joseph Mar Thoma (File Photo)
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The Marathoma Christian community has many followers. Many of these see Joseph Mar Thoma as a leader who stands for the good of humanity with foresight and compassion. Marathoma Syrian Church is a reformed oriental Syrian church located in Kerala.
Members of the Marthoma Christian community believe they are descendants of St. Thomas, one of the 12 evangelical preachers of Jesus Christ. This indigenous church also runs several educational and health institutions in the country.
His Grace Most Rev Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan (head of Mar Thoma church) was a remarkable personality who served humanity & worked hard to improve lives of poor. He was blessed with abundance of empathy & humility. His noble ideals will always be remembered. RIP: PM Modi pic.twitter.com/5bCtaTdVgP
– ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2020
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has expressed grief over the death of Joseph Mar Thoma. He said, ‘Dr. Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan (Head of Mar Thoma Church) was a remarkable personality who served humanity and worked hard to improve the lives of the poor. There was an abundance of sympathy and humility among them. His noble ideals will always be remembered. May his soul rest in peace. ‘