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Kochi: A crisis loomed large over the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church with priests of an Archdiocese reading out a circular during Sunday mass in churches under its jurisdiction blaming Church head Cardinal George Alencherry over a criminal case filed against a section of priests.
The "unprecedented" move by the priests comes days after they came out openly against the arrest of a 24-year-old man for allegedly forging bank documents against Cardinal Alencherry.
Clarification - Ernakulam - Angamaly - Fr - Varghese
The clarification circular issued by vicar-general of the Ernakulam - Angamaly archdiocese Fr Varghese Pottackal said the apostolic administrator of the archdiocese bishop Jacob Manathodath and senior priest Fr Paul Thelakkat were made accused in the forgery case filed on behalf of the Synod of the Syro-Malabar Church.
The circular was read out in many churches in the Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese, a Church source said. “It is an unprecedented situation. Such a move against the Church head is unheard in our Church,” the source said.
Circular - Cardinal
The circular said although the Cardinal had assured that...
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