On October 28, 2018, a meeting of the Eparchial Pastoral Council was held in the Eparchial Chancery at 2 pm. His Excellency Mar Stephanos presided over the meeting. The main item in the meeting agenda was the evaluation of the recently concluded 10th Syro Malankara Catholic Convention. His Excellency Mar Stephanos thanked all the members of the pastoral council and all those who worked hard to make the convention an unforgettable ecclesial experience. Special mention was made about the leadership and service provided by Rt. Rev. Msgr. Peter Kochery (the Co-Chairman), Very Rev. Fr. Augustine Mangalath (the General Convener) and of Mr. John P. Varghese (the General Secretary). During the meeting, the accounts of the Convention was also presented. The Council also discussed the plans for the empowerment of the youth. Moreover, the Council thanked Bishop Philipos Mar Stephanos for his meritorious service over the last one year in the Eparchy. The Curia members took the Oath of Fidelity and confidentiality during the Pastoral Council. The meeting was attended by 30 people and was concluded with the prayers and blessing of Mar Stephanos.