Posts Tagged ‘Archbishop Cyril Vasil’

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

Vatican delegate asks Indian Church: Are you with the pope?

Monday, August 21st, 2023
with the pope

A Vatican delegate has told a congregation from India’s Eastern rite Syro-Malabar Church that they were either “with the pope or against him”. “Move away from the illegal Mass the archdiocese has been following, where the celebrant faces the people,” Archbishop Cyril Vasil (pictured) told the Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese laity and priests at Mass last week. Read more