Joseph Mar Thoma Spiritual Head of Marthoma Christian Community Passes Away At Age Of 90 In Kerala – Death of head of Marthoma Christian Community at 90 years, PM Modi expresses sorrow

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News Desk, Amar Ujala, Thiruvananthapuram

Updated Sun, 18 Oct 2020 10:26 AM IST

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Joseph Mar Thoma, the spiritual head of the Marthoma Christian community, has died in Thiruvalla (Pathanamthitta) district of Kerala in the early hours of Sunday. He was 90 years old. He was the head of the Marthoma Christian community since 2007. The celebrations were inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in early June on the occasion of his 90th birthday. The Prime Minister has mourned his death.

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.

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 man of 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. ‘

Joseph Mar Thoma, the spiritual head of the Marthoma Christian community, has died in Thiruvalla (Pathanamthitta) district of Kerala in the early hours of Sunday. He was 90 years old. He was the head of the Marthoma Christian community since 2007. The celebrations were inaugurated by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in early June on the occasion of his 90th birthday. The Prime Minister has mourned his death.

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.

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. ‘



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