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Bishop of Indian Orthodox Church killed in accident
 
Kottayam (India), SVM News, June 7, 2007: Augen Mar Dionysious, 52, one of the metropolitan's of the Indian Orthodox Syrian Church and the bishop of Idukki diocese, was killed in an accident at Kodungoor in between Kottayam and Thekkady in Kottayam District of Kerala in India at about 9 am on Wednesday, the 6th of June.
 
Augen Mar Dionysius
Augen Mar Dionysius
 
The metropolitan was proceeding to the bishop's house at Chakkupallom in Idukki from Vallikkatu Dayara (Monastery) at Vakathanam when his car collided with a private bus which was on its way from Mundakkayam to Kottayam, police sources said.
 
Augen Mar Dionysius was ordained as bishop on the month of March, 2005. He was the youngest of the Bishop's Council of the Indian orthodox Church.
 
Baselios Marthoma Dydimos I, the Catholicose of the East is the Supreme head of the Indian Orthodox Church. He is the 90th successor of St.Thomas, the Apostle of Jesus Christ.
 
Driver of the car was admitted to the medical college hospital in Kottayam.
 
The body was taken to the office of the Supreme headquarters of the Indian Orthodox Church at Devalokam Catholicate Palace in Kottayam after postmortem. He will be laid to rest today at Vakathanam Dayara, official sources said to the Salem Voice Ministries (SVM) News Service.
 
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