Dissident group camps near the church and raises slogans seeking Mar Thazhath’s return
This has further escalated the liturgical dispute within the Syro-Malabar Church.
The Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese Laity Rights Protection Samithi has come out against the move by the diocese to relinquish the police protection for the Bishop’s House.
In the presbyteral council meet of the Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese held on Thursday, the priests stood firm on their decision against implementing the uniform Holy Mass in churches.
Priests led by Mar Kariyil of Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese have been opposing uniform Holy Mass by defying the diktat by Cardinal Alencherry, the head of Syro-Malabar Church in Kerala.
In addition to the transgender laity, synodal discussions are also being held with women, children, youth and migrant workers.
The statement also said there were other underlying factors behind the decision apart from canonical and legal factors.
The police team probing the controversial land deal involving the Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese of the Syro-Malabar Church on Tuesday submitted an FIR.
Church land belonged to Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese, not a public property: Cardinal Mar George Alencherry
The petitioner alleged the Church authorities allegedly involved in the matter colluded with each other with an intention of duping the dioceses.