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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.
He said it is a misconception that the decision on a candidate is taken after discussing it with the Church.
To laity, need for peace in Church outweighs validity of any decree
On Palm Sunday, Cardinal Mar George Alencherry conducted the Holy Mass in the unified format at St Mary’s Cathedral Basilica here.
The Church issued a statement saying that the act was deplorable and an open challenge to the Church’s system.
Protests erupted at various parishes in the Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese against the recent circular issued by Cardinal George Alencherry, head of the Syro-Malabar Church,
It said the phone conversation was being circulated with an intention to mislead the laity and the general public.
The raids, by the I-T (Investigation) Unit, Kerala, were held at 21 locations across Ernakulam and Idukki districts.
AMT, Angamaly-Ekm diocese has alleged a house and six cents in Kakkanad was re-registered in the names of the Cardinal’s relatives.
A section of priests submitted a memorandum to the Synod seeking disciplinary action against priests who took part in the march demanding Cardinal's abstain from administrative responsibilities.
The police team probing the controversial land deal involving the Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese of the Syro-Malabar Church on Tuesday submitted an FIR.
The delay on the part of the police in registering a case against Alencherry and others has drawn flak from various corners.
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 laity, numbering nearly 200, marched towards the Bishop’s House raising slogans and prayers supporting the Cardinal.
The priests’ meeting, though, is alleged to have been a dramatic attempt to divert media attention.
The court has not observed that there is some substance in the allegations levelled against Cardinal Alencherry.