Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan passes away
Pathanamthitta: Dr Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan, head of the Mar Thoma church, passed away here on Sunday. He was 90. He breathed his last at a private hospital in Thiruvalla around 2.30 am on Sunday. He was battling with pancreatic cancer.
He was designated as suffragan metropolitan in 1999. Joseph Mar Thomas who was enthroned as Metropolitan in 2007 administered Mar Thoma Church for 13 years. He was the chief coordinator of Maramon convention.
Joseph Mar Thoma Metropolitan was the successor of Philipose Mar Chrysostom.
He was born on June 27, 1931. His real name was PT Joseph. In 1957, he joined the church as a priest. In 1975, he was given the episcopal title of Joseph Mar Irenaeus.