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United to Syrian Orthodox Patriarchate of Antioch
under Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas at Damascus

« www.syrianorthodoxchurch.org »

The Malankara Syrian Orthodox Church
« www.indianorthodoxchurch.com »

Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity formerly
Secretariat for Promoting Christian Unity

« www.vatican.va/roman_curia/pontifical_councils/chrstuni »


COMMON DECLARATION of Pope Paul VI and Mar Ignatius Jacob III 27 October 1971
COMMON DECLARATION of Pope John Paul II and Mar Ignatius Zakka I Iwas 23 June 1984

December 15, 1990 - Manganam, India
Preparatory meeting; establishment of three sub-committees on pastoral problems, inter-marriage, historical background of the division
  1. December 6-7, 1991 - Kottayam, India
    "Mixed Marriages; Pastoral problems; Historical Background of the Division"
  2. December 14-15, 1992 - Kottayam, India
    "Mixed Marriages; Pastoral Guidelines for Catholics and Orthodox"
  3. November 19, 1993 - Mutanthuruthy, India
    "Mixed Marriages; Pastoral Guidelines for Catholics and Orthodox; Bishops' Function and Role at Local and Regional Levels" - AGREEMENT ON INTER-CHURCH MARRIAGES and PASTORAL GUIDELINES
  4. December 9, 1994 - Kottayam, India
    "Reception of the Guidelines and Pastoral Directives on Marriage; Function and Role of Bishops on the Regional and Local Levels; Role of the Episcopate in the Unity of the Church; Common Witness"
  5. September 25, 2000 - Kottayam, India
    Preparatory Meeting
  6. October 14-16, 2001 - Mulanthuruthy (Ernakulam), India
    “Assessment of the Agreements reached in the Period between 1990 and 1994 and an Evaluation of their Application on the Practical Level; Doctrinal Study on the Relation between Episcopacy and the Petrine Ministry; Historical Approach of our Common Heritage, Developed and Lived during the Pre-Portuguese Period”
  7. October 13-15, 2002 - Kottayam, India
    “Common Witness; The Petrine Ministry in Relation to the See of Rome and the See of Antioch”
  8. October 7, 2003 - Mulanthuruthy (Ernakulam), India
    “The Nature of the Communion: Biblical and Ecclesiological Perspectives; common witness”
  9. October 11, 2004 - Kottayam, India
    “Church as communion; common witness” – NB change in the name of the church now known as the Jacobite Syrian Orthodox Church
  10. December 5, 2005 - Puthencruz, India
    “Church as communion; models of communion; common witness and pastoral initiative”
  11. September 11, 2006 - Kottayam, India
    “Historic relations between the Church of India and other Churches of the East and West; how to move toward full communion; drafting a text on ‘Episcopacy and the Petrine Ministry’”


Bishop Pierre Duprey
Secretary, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (1990-1994)

Bishop Marc Ouellet
Secretary, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (2001-2002)

Bishop Brain Farrell, lc
Secretary, Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (2003-)

Archbishop Mar Joseph Powathil (acting co-chair 2006)

Dr. Thomas Mor Athanasius

Yuhanon Mor Meletius
(for 1993)

Metropolitan Yuhanon Mar Philexinos

Metropolitan Markose Mar Koorilose

Metropolitan Kuriakose Mar Theophilose (2003-) 

Bishop Thomas Mor Themotheos (acting co-chair 2006)



Msgr. Gérard Daucourt
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (1990)
Rev. Bernard Dubasque
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (1991-1994)
Msgr. Johan Bonny
Pontifical Council for Promoting Christian Unity (1996-2008)

Rev. Kuriakose Moolayil

Chor Bishop Adai Jacob



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