Former Metropolitan of Malabar diocese Mor Polycarpose Zacharias passes away at 52

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Mor Polycarpose Zacharias

Kottayam: Mor Polycarpose Zacharias, the former Metropolitan of Malabar diocese under Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church in Kerala passed away at Mannarkkad here on Tuesday.

He was 52 and his death happened in St. Mary’s Hospital at 9:30 AM following a heart attack.

Mor Polycarpose Zacharias was from St. Mary’s Puthanpalli parish and hailed from Kochillam (Kurichi) family.

The mortal remains of the metropolitan will be kept at Mannarkkad St Mary’s Cathedral for public homage till 5 PM today. Following that, an evening prayer will be conducted and then the body will be taken out in a procession to Kurichi St Mary’s Church. The funeral service is scheduled to start at 3 PM on Wednesday.

He has been the advisory board member of educational institutions including St. Mary’s College, St. Peter’s and St. Paul’s English Medium School and Aramia International Residential College.

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