The Kerala Law Reforms Commission chaired by Justice K T Thomas recently proposed to the state government to hold referendums to determine the ownership of churches and their institutions.
Dr. Severios is presently the Metropolitan of the Diocese of Kandanad West. He is also the former secretary of the Episcopal Synod.
According to the medical bulletin, the Catholicos passed away at 2.35 am, he was in extremely critical condition since Sunday morning.
The Church in Kerala has been rocked lately with multiples allegations of sexual exploitation of laity members by clergymen and financial impropriety surfacing in various churches.