Our Church - H.H. Baselios Marthoma Paulose II, The Eighth Catholicos of the East (2010–2021) - Smiocbristol
His Holiness Baselios Marthoma Paulose II was enthroned as the Catholicos of the East & Malankara Metropolitan on Monday, 1st November 2010. His Holiness is the 91st Primate on the Apostolic Throne of St. Thomas. 91st Catholicos of the East, 8th Catholicos of Malankara and 21st Malankara Metropolitan.
It was His Holiness’ keen interest that the Church should have effective and meaningful Inter-Church relations. It is with this emphasis that His Holiness has already finished journeying to all the Oriental Orthodox Churches. Once in this short period as Catholicos, he has already had meetings with all the present heads of the Oriental Orthodox Churches. The fraternal relations with the sister Churches to have been given prime importance. The meeting with the present Pope of the Catholic Church has enhanced the bilateral relations between the two Churches. His Holiness’ unassuming character and his philanthropic interests have given new dimensions to the life of the Church. He has authored a few devotional and contemplative books in Malayalam.
His Grace serves as the Patron of the Orthodox Syrian Sunday School Association of the East (OSSAE), president of MBCH Mannapra Vadavucode, Pulikottil Mar Divannasius Bhavan Kottapady. His Grace is the Vice President of Mar Gregorios Orthodox Christian Student Movement of India, MMM Hospital, Kunnamkulam and President of M. D. college Pazhanji. His grace has also served as the president of the Orthodox Youth Movement.
Sadly, His Holiness was taken to heavenly abode on 12th of July 2021 at 02:35 hours IST.