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.
It is sad that a country like India which is well known for religious tolerance and for centuries of old welcome attitude toward all kinds of religions is slowly moving toward a religious intolerance atmosphere. More and more atrocities are done against minority communities like Christianity and Islam. Of course these two are missionary religions and will try to propagate their faith. But that is not in most cases done through peaceful means. If there is any thing otherwise, there is laws in this country to deal with such activities.