Yuhanon Mor Meletius was born on 4th July 1954, the first-born child of M.J. Markose, a farmer and a social worker, and Saramma Markose in Ezhakaranad, Ernakulam district, Kerala.
The Malankara Orthodox Church has expressed its unhappiness over the way United Democratic Front led my Indian National Congress dealt with the demand of the Church to have few persons of the Church to be granted candidacy for the Kerala Legislative Assembly Election. When I say this people call me communist. When others say this, I do not know what they will be called. Watch this video. The Association secretary is thanked the Left Democratic Front led by Marxist Communist Party for giving four seats to Orthodox Church members.