Gulf Syro-Malabar associations to meet by month-end

May 24, 2013 by  
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The church has around 500,000 believers in Gulf countries.

Syro MalabarKerala, May 24, 2013: A get-together of the Syro-Malabar church associations in various Gulf countries will be held in Kuwait on May 30.

Organized by the Kuwait Syro-Malabar cultural association under the auspice of the church’s commission for expatriates, the meet will be held at Holy Family Cathedral Church in Kuwait.

The church has around 500,000 believers in Gulf countries and the associations were formed with the aim to instill the church’s values and cultural identity in the new generation.

The meet is organized as per the church’s bishops’ synod to form a new action plan for these associations.

Bishop Mar Sebastian Vadakkel, chairman of the commission for evangelization and pastoral care of migrants, will inaugurate the program.

A seminar will be held as part of the event with papers being presented by Bishop Vadakkel, commission secretary Fr. Jose Cheriyambanatt and Fr. George Dhanavelil.

– times of india

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