Geevarghese Mar Ivanios
Archbishop Geevarghese Mar Ivanios, OIC, (21 September, 1882 – 15 July, 1953), born Geevarghese Pannickaruveettil, was a bishop of the Malankara Syriac Orthodox Church and the founder of the Bethany Ashram order of monks. He and most of his order united with the Roman Catholic Church in 1930, establishing the Eastern Rite sui iuris Syro-Malankara Catholic Church in India. In 1932, Mar Ivanios was named the Archbishop of Trivandrum and received the pallium from Pope Pius XI, becoming the first metropolitan of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.

The cause for Canonization of Mar Ivanios is currently underway.





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