Syro-Malabar Church launches ‘Smart Catechism’ website

By Matters India Reporter

Kochi, Oct. 26, 2018: The Syro-Malabar Church on October 25 launched “Smart Catechism,” a web portal offering online classes in matters of faith.

The web portal is expected to benefit around 400,000 students attending catechism classes from grades 1 to 12 in India and overseas.

The portal that aims to draw the attention of the young tech-savvy generation was opened by Bishop Jacob Manathodath, who is the chairperson of the Commission for Catechism of the Syro-Malabar Synod.

The portal,, will make available lessons and guides for students. The digital versions of textbooks will be available in Malayalam, English and Hindi. Audio clips of each class, including power point presentation, will also be uploaded to the portal, says a press release from the commission.

Catechism is an organized presentation of the essential teachings of the Catholic Church with regard to faith and morals. The Catechism syllabus of the Church includes 12 books.

The church has published text books in English, Hindi, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada.

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