Syro-Malabar Church Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar George Alencherry will face an Enforcement Directorate (ED) probe into controversial land deals.
He said love and brotherhood were the foundations of Christianity and the Church had always insisted on respecting all religious faiths and cooperating with everyone.
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.
Expressing concern over the Covid situation in Kerala and the rest of the country, the cardinal urged the faithful to cooperate with the government to fight against the pandemic.
Justice P Somarajan also directed the state government to carry out a detailed investigation into the settlement deed in 2007 to find out whether it involved any government or puramboke land.
Synod cannot stay silent on issue, will have to hold discussions in its meeting, says a priest
The cardinal said the decision has been welcomed generally by the public.
The land deal row involving the Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese of the Syro-Malabar Church has become the talking point once again after the report of a private audit firm surfaced on Friday.
Cardinal Mar George Alencherry completed 10 years of service as the Major Archbishop of Syro-Malabar Church on Saturday.
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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.
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George Alencherry was criticised by the Kerala High Court in February this year when his counsel pointed out to the court that the appellate authority was the Pope.
The first meeting of the pastoral council of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam- Angamali for the year 2018-19 ended on a peaceful note at the Renewal Centre on Saturday.