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Inauguration of the Year Of Mercy and Joint meeting of KCBC and KCC

The year of Mercy was inaugurated on 9th December 2015 in the joint meeting of KCBC and Kerela Catholic Council. In the inaugural address His eminence Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemis Catholicos advised to follow the path Mercy taught by Christ to face the increasing intolerance which trigger unrest among the people. His Excellency Mar Joseph Perumthottam, Vice Pr e s i d e n t KCB C i n h i s presidential address highlighted the need of Mercy in all Church services today. He earnestly requested the Church to help each man to open to oneself and towards each other so that everybody may enjoy God's mercy. Rt. Rev. Dr. Joseph Kariyil, Secretary General, KCBC, Most Rev. Dr. Soosa Pakiam, Rev. Fr. Varghese Vallikkat, Dy. Secretary, Mr. V.C. Georgekutty and Mr. Shaji George delivered speeches. The dignitaries in the field of Charitable services irrespective of religion from various Dioceses were honoured by presenting Trophies. Mar Raphael Thattil, Auxiliary Bishop of Trichur Dioces delivered a talk on the subject 'Mercy year'. The KCC convened its annual General Body meeting in the afternoon under the presidentship of Cardinal Baselios Mar Cleemins Catholicos.