The visit assumes significance as a section of priests had come out openly against the emissary of the Vatican in India, accusing him of making efforts to unseat Archbishop Kariyil from the post of its Metropolitan Vicar.
An affidavit to this effect has been submitted before the Supreme Court by the State Government.
The Jesuit brother was one of the greatest cultural bridges between India and Italy.
Parishioners of St Paul's Church, Kalath had found Fr Sunny Arackal hanging Tuesday evening.
Mar Joseph Pamplany refused to use the term 'love jihad' out of respect toward 'Muslim brethren' but said church empathises with parents whose daughters are 'trapped'.
Malayatoor is expected to witness increasing rush of devotees on Thursday and Friday.
Binoy, a father of twins, had to vacate his rented house as he was unable to pay rent due to lack of work.
The 58-year-old had been appointed following the retirement of Rev Dr Soosa Pakiam.
In a freewheeling conversation with Malayala Manorama, Governor Pillai opens up on a wide range of issues.
Reverend Malayil Lukose Varghese Muthalaly, 42, who will be consecrated a Bishop in January 2022, will be the youngest Bishop of the Church of England.