Posts Tagged ‘Syro-Malabar Catholic Church’

Pope Francis urges unity in Syro-Malabar liturgy dispute

Thursday, May 16th, 2024
Syro-Malabar liturgy

Pope Francis has called on opponents of the Syro-Malabar Church’s liturgical reform to abandon their resistance and avoid causing a schism. In his address to a delegation from the Eastern Catholic Church, including Major Archbishop Raphael Thattil, the Pope emphasised the importance of unity over liturgical differences and historical grievances. The Pope described the dispute Read more

Vatican directs Indian Church to settle dispute

Thursday, May 11th, 2023

A liturgical dispute that has been plaguing India’s Eastern rite Syro-Malabar Church could be resolved soon, said officials after their Major Archbishop Cardinal George Alencherry and top officials returned from a visit to the Vatican this week. Cardinal Alencherry and four members of the Church’s Permanent Synod held detailed discussions with Cardinal Pietro Parolin, the Read more

Split fears over liturgy row force Indian bishops to talk

Monday, November 28th, 2022

The top decision-making body of the Eastern rite Syro-Malabar Church has formed a team of three bishops to dialogue with warring priests and the laity of an archdiocese amid threats of them breaking away from the Catholic Church over a protracted liturgical dispute. The permanent Synod of Bishops of the Church based in southern Indian 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

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