Mar Cleemis leaves for Vatican
By Express News Service | Published: 20th November 2012 12:03 PM |
Cardinal-designate Baselios Mar Cleemis, Archbishop and Catholicos of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, left for Vatican in the wee hours of Monday, for his consecration as Cardinal by Pope Benedict XVI on November 24. Before leaving, Mar Cleemis went to Carmel Ashram and took the blessings and advice of Fr Bardeen, his spiritual guru, after submitting his confession.
He also offered prayers before the tombs of his predecessors at the Pattom St Mary’s Cathedral and the chapel in his place of stay. He is all set to create history as the first Cardinal of the Syro-Malankara Catholic church. After the consecration ceremonies, the Cardinal is expected to be back here on November 30.