Posts Tagged ‘Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese’

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 appointee’s liturgy letter burnt

Thursday, June 29th, 2023
Liturgy circular

A Vatican appointee’s liturgy circular is drawing ire from lay Indian Catholics in Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese. They burnt it in a public protest. Archbishop Andrews Thazhath’s circular insisted on a controversial form of Mass. That form has been the centre of a dispute for 50 years. St Mary’s Basilica, which is the seat of the Major 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