The pastoral letter stated the directive of the Synod of the Syro Malabar Church, advising priests and parishioners on implementing a 50-50 formula in conducting the Mass.
The cardinal said the decision has been welcomed generally by the public.
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Cardinal Alencherry had earlier maintained he was unaware of the rape complaint against the Bishop and the nun had only told him about some issues in her diocese.
The Church in Kerala has been rocked lately with multiples allegations of sexual exploitation of laity members by clergymen and financial impropriety surfacing in various churches.
AMT, Angamaly-Ekm diocese has alleged a house and six cents in Kakkanad was re-registered in the names of the Cardinal’s relatives.
Besides Alencherry, the others against whom the complaint was lodged were priests Joshy Puthuva and Sebastian Vadakkumpadan and middleman Saju Varghese.
A note called upon the members of the Changanassery Archdiocese to observe a fasting prayer on Friday for divine intervention to ensure unity, peace and discipline in the Church.
Police have registered the FIR after a section of the Syro-Malabar Church faithful questioned the delay in filing it and threatened to move the Kerala High Court on the matter.
The priests’ meeting, though, is alleged to have been a dramatic attempt to divert media attention.
Kerala witnessed today its first Holy Mass for hearing impaired people at St Thomas Mount of the Syro-Malabar Church in Kakkanad, Kochi.