Rev. Fr Philip Kottoopally of Eparchy of Bathery of the Syro-Malankara Catholic church, was called to eternal rest on 11 October 2012. He was 64 years old. Fr. Philip was the son Sri K.N Joseph, Kotoopally, Vennikulam. He served in several parishes in the Eparchy of Bathery. He also served as Chancellor, Corporate Manager, and Spiritual Director of the Seminary. The funeral ceremony will be held at St. Mary’s Malankara Catholic Church, Mailadumpotty, on Monday 15 October 2012. His Excellency Joseph Mar Thomas will officiate the funeral ceremony. May His Soul Rest in Peace.