His Holiness Honors His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas' Wish to Retire

His Holiness the Catholicos has formally accepted His Grace Mathews Mar Barnabas’ request to be relieved from administrative responsibilities as Diocesan Metropolitan of the Northeast American Diocese.
His Holiness has assumed the spiritual and temporal administration of the Northeast American Diocese according Constitutional provisions of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.
His Grace Zachariah Mar Nicholovos, Assistant Metropolitan of the Diocese has been appointed to discharge the administrative responsibilities of the Northeast American Diocese, on behalf of His Holiness the Catholicos until further orders.