Posts Tagged ‘Cardinal George Alencherry’

Indian Catholic protesters burn effigies of cardinals

Monday, March 21st, 2022

A group of Catholics in the southern Indian state of Kerala burned effigies of Cardinal Leonardo Sandri, prefect of the Vatican’s Congregation for the Oriental Churches, and Cardinal George Alencherry, head of the Eastern-rite Syro-Malabar Church, to protest their stand on the five-decade-old liturgy dispute. The protesters also called for a total boycott of Cardinal Read more

Cardinal Alencherry removed

Monday, September 2nd, 2019

Cardinal George Alencherry has been removed as the head of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly. Alencherry is facing criminal charges for controversial land deals, resulting in a loss of about NZ$20million to the archdiocese. “There are two complaints – writing the deed of the sale of property without even receiving any payment and selling the property Read more

Priests want pope to stop cardinal’s reinstatement

Thursday, July 4th, 2019

Over 250 priests say they do not want Cardinal George Alencherry to be reinstated as their archbishop. Alencherry was removed from his administrative responsibilities last year after priests made public allegations that he sold off land and incurred a loss of US$10 million for the archdiocese. Now a spokesperson for the priests says the Oriental Read more

Pope Francis reinstates falsely accused Indian cardinal to diocese

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Pope Francis has restored full administrative powers of the archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly, in Kerala to Cardinal George Alencherry. The Cardinal was temporarily suspended following the start of a judicial proceeding that saw him involved in an alleged illegal sale of land belonging to the local Church. The Cardinal has been definitively acquitted of all charges. Read more

Fabricated bank accounts used to discredit Cardinal

Thursday, May 2nd, 2019

Forged documents and false accusations resulted in a lengthy police investigation of an Indian cardinal. Police in the Kerala state found after months of investigation that bank accounts presented as evidence against Cardinal George Alencherry, head of the Syro-Malabar Church (one of the three rites of the Indian Catholic Church), had been falsified. The documents Read more