The Supreme Head of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church of India – Moran Mor Baselios Marthoma Paulose II passed away in the wee hours of Monday. 

Moran Mor Baselios Marthoma Paulose II was 74 years old when he breathed his last. 

Marthoma Paulose II passed away at Saint Gregorios International Cancer Care Center at Parumala in Kerala’s Pathanamthitta district at around 2:35am. 

He was undergoing treatment for post COVID-19 complications. 

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He was suffering from lungs cancer since December 2019. He had recovered from COVID-19 earlier in February this year. 

Marthoma Paulose II was born on August 30, 1946 as the second son of KI Iype of Kollannur house, Mangad near Pazhanji in Kerala. 

He completed his preliminary education at the Mangad Church School until his 7th standard. He completed his high school studies at the Pazhanji Government High School. 

Baselios Marthoma Paulose II was the eighth Catholicos of the East in Malankara and 91st primate on the Apostolic Throne of St Thomas. 

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Top Indian personalities condoled the sudden demise of Supreme Head of Indian Orthodox Church – Moran Mor Baselios Marthoma Paulose II. 

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