Thiruvananthapuram. Joseph Mar Thoma, the spiritual head of the Marthoma Christian community, has died on Sunday in Thiruvalla, Kerala. He was 90 years old. He became head of the Marthoma Christian Community in 2007. In June this year, PM Modi inaugurated the celebrations on his 90th birthday.
PM Modi has expressed grief over the death of Joseph Mar Thoma. PM Modi said, Joseph Mar Thoma was an extraordinary personality. He served humanity and worked hard to improve the lives of the poor and dalits. His ideals will always be remembered.
Marthoma Christians are descendants of St. Thomas
The Marathomas are quite adherents of the Christian community. They believe that they are descendants of St. Thomas. St. Thomas is one of the 12 evangelists of Jesus Christ. Marathoma Syrian Church is a reformed oriental Syrian church located in Kerala. The church also runs several educational and health institutions in the country.