On September 23, 2019, the Holy Father Pope Francis received the prelates of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church.
The prelates headed by Moran Mor Baselios Cleemis Catholicos, the Father and Head of the Syro-Malankara Catholic Church, His Grace Most Rev. Thomas Mar Koorilos, Metropolitan Archbishop of Tiruvalla, Most Rev. Joshua Mar Ignathios, Bishop of Mavelikkara, Most Rev. Joseph Mar Thomas, Bishop of Bathery, Most Rev. Jacob Mar Barnabas, Bishop of Gurgaon-Delhi, Most Rev. Vincent Mar Paulos, Bishop of Marthandom, Most Rev. Samuel Mar Irenios, Bishop of Pathanamthitta, Most Rev. Philipos Mar Stephanos, Bishop of USA & Canada, Most Rev. Thomas Mar Anthonios, Bishop of Khadki-Pune, Most Rev. Thomas Mar Eusebius, Bishop of Parassala, Most Rev. Geevarghese Mar Makarios, Bishop of Puttur, Most Rev, Yoohanon Mar Theodosius, Bishop of Muvattupuzha and Most Rev, Yoohanon Mar Chrysostom, Bishop Emeritus of Pathanamthitta, and Most Rev. Abraham Mar Julios, Bishop Emeritus of Muvattupuzha were present. The prelates also had an audience with the Holy Father.