Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Andrews Thazhath’

Papal delegate leaves while liturgy row worsens in India

Thursday, August 24th, 2023
Liturgy row

A liturgy row is threatening to split India’s Syro-Malabar Church. The Eastern-rite Church in the southern Indian Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese is refusing to say the synod-approved Mass. The refusal is in open defiance of a pontifical delegate’s directives. The liturgy row The archdiocese’s priests and the laity want celebrants to face the congregation throughout the Mass. Read more

Liturgy dispute: Protesting Catholics prevent apostolic administrator’s cathedral entry

Thursday, December 1st, 2022

The liturgy dispute in a Catholic archdiocese in Kerala, southern India, took an ugly turn on Nov 27 when its administrator was prevented from forcibly entering the cathedral church to offer Sunday Mass. Archbishop Andrews Thazhath, the administrator, came to St Mary’s Basilica Cathedral Church escorted by police to offer Mass in the synod-approved format Read more

Liturgy row: laypeople block archbishop from his house

Thursday, October 20th, 2022
Laypeople block archbishop’s house

Laypeople in an archdiocese of India’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Church have begun a round-the-clock vigil to block a Vatican-appointed administrator from gaining entry into the archbishop’s house. The protest revolves around how apostolic administrator Archbishop Andrews Thazhath, unilaterally revoked the dispensation allowing priests to celebrate Mass facing the people. The protesters want to continue with the Read more

Catholic protestors set fire to bishop’s letter

Thursday, October 6th, 2022
protestors set fire to letter

A group of Catholic protestors in southern India set fire to a copy of an archbishop’s letter instructing parishes to implement a new mode of celebrating the liturgy. Members of the Archdiocesan Movement for Transparency (AMT) set alight to the circular letter from Archbishop Andrews Thazhath outside Bishop’s House in Ernakulum, Kerela. Andrews Thazhath, the Read more