Major Arch Bishop Alencheril Mar Giwargis II Bava-The Patriarch of Syro Malabar Church and The Gate of All India- A Discussion on The Historical Hierarchical Status of The Church of Saint Thomas Christians
Mar George Alenchery, Major Arch Bishop Alencheril Mar Giwargis II Bava of Syro Malabar Church. Syro-Malabar Church is an Eastern Catholic Church in communion with the Pope of Rome. It is an Apostolic Church founded by Saint Thomas, one of the twelve disciples of Jesus. Syro Malabar Church is the largest group of Saint Thomas Christians. The term Syro Malabar was coined by the Western Missionaries to denote 'the Syrian Church of Malabar'- those catholics that follow the Syro Chaldean rite. Bishop Mar George Alencherry, Major Bishop Mar George Alencherry, Syro Malabar Alencherry.