Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday condoled the death of Dr Philipose Mar Chrysostom.
People roared with laughter as the Metropolitan spoke, but each word that sparked peals of laughter was thought-provoking.
Easter comes as a great moment of joy when all is well with the world again and God is in his high heavens.
Some accounts indicate that the enterprising Armenian community had set up shop in India as early as the 7th century.
He made his comments in a new documentary 'Francesco' by Oscar-nominated director Evgeny Afineevsky that was released on Wednesday.
The pope's virtual Easter Sunday message was the most vivid example of religious improvisation in the age of social distancing and confinement.
After the cartoon row, Akademi members have been receiving threatening phone calls. Most calls were reportedly traced to foreign countries.
Devotees throng churches since the wee hours to attend special prayers and services to mark the holy occasion.