On September 23, 2019, the Holy Father Pope Francis received the prelates of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.
The prelates headed by Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, the Father and Head of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, His Grace Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla, Most Rev. Joshua Mar Ignathios, Bishop of Mavelikkara, Most Rev. Joseph Mar Thomas, Bishop of Bathery, Most Rev. Jacob Mar Barnabas, Bishop of Gurgaon-Delhi, Most Rev. Vincent Mar Paulos, Bishop of Marthandom, Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios, Bishop of Pathanamthitta, Most Rev.