His Beatitude Catholicos Baselios Thomas I visited His Holiness Patriarch Ignatius Zakka I Iwas at Patriarchal Monastery, Damascus on March 07, Monday. His Beatitude thanked His Holiness for sending a delegation for the Dukhrono of St. Elias III at Manjanikkara. They had a discussion about the Universal Synod to be held at Damascus this year. His Holiness briefed the arrangements for the Synod. They discussed about the ecumenical relations of Universal Syriac Orthodox Church with other churches in India and other countries. His Beatitude described about the growth of Syriac Orthodox Church in Malankara. His Holiness extended the condolences of Syriac Orthodox Church on the sad demise of Mor Polycarpus Geevarghese. Metropolitans Their Graces Mor Aphrem Mathews, Mor Philoxenos Mathiyas Nayis and Mor Irenios Paulose were present. A special prayer was conducted for the memory of Metropolitan Mor Polycarpus Geevarghese at the Patriarchal Cathedral later.