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Jalandhar Bishop raped, Kerala nun complained, Police action taken, but, the crimes are analyzed between Vatican and Indian authorities! [1]

July 24, 2018

Jalandhar Bishop raped, Kerala nun complained, Police action taken, but, the crimes are analyzed between Vatican and Indian authorities! [1]

Kerala church crimes increasing

Is God’s own country becoming rape and sexlpoitation state?: Kerala, the highly literate state in India has been known for “nunnery” discussed in 1980s, Abhaya rape-murder case in 1990s and now series of rape, sexploitation and multiple sexual activities of bishop, pastors and priests. The Communist government of Kerala, the secular Congress or the most secular Universities of Kerala have not been discussing and debating about theses issues. Franco Mulakkal, a Kerala bishop has been accused of sexually abusing a Catholic nun for many times. As at one stage, she could not tolerate, she complained to the Church authorities and as usual, they did not bother, as it would tarnish the image of the Church. As the CBCI, Cardinal and other higher religious orders did not bother, she complained to the police. As the police started investigation, slowly, the details are going to press and hence news is appearing. Though, the church always tries to treat it as “internal affair” to be settled amicably, the issue is treated in common, as many women are subjected to such exploitation. Moreover, there has been involvement of five priests raping a nun, who came for confession.

Kerala church, cardinal, menancherry, oswald, mulakkal

Does the rape-Bishop want to take asylum in Vatican and denial of charges: Here in this case, Franco Mulakkal denied the accusation of the nun. As news came that he might take asylum in Vatican to escape from rape charges, as the law has become active after “Nirbhaya rape case.” Nowadays, the Vatican has been so lenient to sex-cardinals, sex-bishops, sex-rapists of all orders of the church and the such sex clergy has been embolden to seek asylum in foreign countries and Vatican itself, to escape from the criminal and judicial proceedings of the respective countries, Thus, Franco stated denying the charges of “fleeing to Vatican”. When, the “running away news” appeared, he once again denied the charges on 12-07-2018, Thursday and the reports of his moving to the Vatican[1]. Even as a special probe team mounted a detailed investigation against Franco Mulakkal, the Bishop of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Jalandhar in Punjab, he dismissed any plans of going away anywhere[2].

Jalandhar Bishop filed complaint against nun

Kerala police alerted immigration authorities about Franco Mulakkal: It was reported earlier on 12-07-2018 Thursday the Kerala Police had written to immigration authorities to prevent Mulakkal from leaving India[3]. Apprehension that the bishop, having international connections, may leave the country to evade arrest has prompted police to write such a letter to the immigration department, the official said[4]. “We have written to the immigration requesting them not to allow the bishop to leave the country,” said a police officer supervising the investigation. Apprehension that the bishop, having international connections, may leave the country to evade arrest has prompted police to write such a letter to the immigration department, the official said[5]. The decision would be taken after investigation and collection of evidences from Jalandhar[6].

Franco mulakkal, rapist-bishop 12-07-2018

The raped nun had to complain to the Cardinal, who has already been involved in criminal and fraudulent cases: Ironically, the nun had first lodged her complaint against Bishop Mulakkal with te Major Archbishop Cardinal Mar George Alencherry, head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church, who is accused of involvement in a mega land scam in his Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese[7]. A complaint is pending with the Kochi Police seeking legal action against the Cardinal for not alerting the authorities even after getting a complaint on a serious offence like rape from a nun[8]. So, how such accused authorities, criminally tarnished priests and others could sit and take decision judiciously? Will justice would be delivered properly and faithfully.Moreover, how and why, they could run state within the state, when law-enforcing authorities are there – like many questions start raising in the minds of common people of India. Many wonder how law of this land could differ rapists of different religions are treated differently. In Nirbhaya case, one Muslim escaped punishment on the plea that he was a “minor” while raping! So also, here, the rapist has been a bishop.

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Franco claimed that the police did not come to him: The Bishop told a Malayalam TV channel in his office in Jalandhar that he has not even been contacted by the police[9]. He also said he has not applied for any anticipatory bail[10], “because he has done no wrong”. “I now hear reports that I am trying to run away to Vatican. I wish to state that I am very much here (Jalandhar) and all such reports are baseless and am not running anywhere,” he said[11]. Trouble began for the bishop when a Catholic nun alleged that she was sexually abused by him several times between 2014 and 2016. The nun went to the police on June 29 with her accusations and submitted a 72-page statement. According to police reports, the nun produced documentation and other evidence for her case[12]. Police authorities said she provided details of 13 instances when she was allegedly abused by the accused from 2014-2016. An FIR was registered against the bishop and a 114-page detailed statement was taken from the nun. Mulakkal, for his part, maintains that he has done “no wrong at all” and that the nun took part in several functions besides travelling with him.”She also took part in the functions after the death of my mother. I have no clue on why all this has surfaced,” added the bishop. The probe team has so far collected evidences from a convent near Kottayam, where the bishop is alleged to have abused the nun.

Bishop, cardinal and nun- ShankNaad

Why the Vatican, CBCI and others have been senseless and try to cover up?: Vatican will not act immediately against Jalandhar bishop Franco Mulakkal against whom a nun has levelled rape allegations[13]. It is learnt that CBCI and Vatican Nuncio are carefully watching the situation[14].”At present, Vatican is not planning any action against the bishop. Normally, Vatican does not interfere with the law and order of a foreign country,” said a priest from Punjab.”Earlier, Vatican had removed a North Indian bishop from his post on the basis of sexual assault allegations against him. The action was taken on the recommendation from Vatican Nuncio. But the Church didn’t get any proper evidence and the Nuncio had received numerous complaints against the action,” said the priest. “Every time, Vatican studies the matter in detail before taking any action. Earlier, Vatican had immediately removed Kerala bishop John from his post similar allegations. But there was no police case of complaint into it,” said a senior priest from the Syro Malabar Church. “We have received information that Vatican Nuncio has already informed Vatican about the issue. Vatican is also watching whether the state or central government in India has taken any action against the bishop,” said the priest. Meanwhile, a group of nuns, priests and laity members of the Roman Catholic Church has written to the Vatican over the nun’s allegations, urging it to provide justice to the women in the Church. It will also be forwarded to Vatican Nuncio Giambattista Diquttro and Catholic Bishop Conference of India (CBCI) president Cardinal Oswald Gracious.

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24-07-2018

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[1] NDTV, Kerala Bishop Accused Of Raping Nun Denies Moving To Vatican, Kerala | Indo-Asian News Service | Updated: July 12, 2018 15:40 IST

[2] https://www.ndtv.com/kerala-news/kerala-bishop-accused-of-raping-nun-denies-moving-to-vatican-1882152

[3] The Week, Nun rape case: Police asks immigration dept to prevent bishop from leaving from India, PTI | Kottayam July 12, 2018 12:39 IST

[4] https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2018/07/12/nun-rape-case-police-asks-immigration-dept-prevent-bishop-from-leaving-india.html

[5] Mangalam, Cops to arrest Bishop Franco Mulakkal soon, Airports alerted, Wednesday, 11, July 2018.

[6] http://www.mangalam.com/en-news/detail/232510-kerala-cops-to-arrest-bishop-franco-mulakkal-soon-airports-alerted.html

[7] The Daily Pioneer, KERALA COPS TO VISIT JALANDHAR MID-WEEK, Sunday, 15 July 2018 | VR Jayaraj | Kochi | in Sunday Pioneer

[8] https://www.dailypioneer.com/sunday-edition/sunday-pioneer/nation/kerala-cops-to-visit-jalandhar-mid-week.html

[9] The Week, Kerala nun rape: Accused bishop denies plans to move to Vatican, IANS | Jalandhar July 12, 2018 15:23 IST.

[10] https://www.theweek.in/news/india/2018/07/12/kerala-bishop-raping-nun-plans-vatican.html

[11] Crux, India bishop accused of rape says ‘conscience is clear’ as police continue probe, Nirmala Carvalho, Jul 17, 2018,  CRUX CONTRIBUTOR

[12] https://cruxnow.com/global-church/2018/07/17/india-bishop-accused-of-rape-says-conscience-is-clear-as-police-continue-probe/

[13] Times of India, Vatican not to act in a hurry against bishop, TNN | Jul 15, 2018, 10:13 IST.

[14] https://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/kochi/vatican-not-to-act-in-a-hurry-against-bishop/articleshow/64994487.cms

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Cardinal, bishop and other priests involved in land and financial scandals in Kerala (2)

February 2, 2018

Cardinal, bishop and other priests involved in land and financial scandals in Kerala (2)

Mar Alencherry - land scam-Malayalam U-tube

Pressure brought on the media to silence: Indian Currents, a 21-year-old publication by Catholic Church has withdrawn its cover story ‘Cardinal Sin’ “under obedience” by its chief editor Dr Suresh Mathew[1]. They had probed the land dealings by their internal team against Cardinal Mar Alencherry, the major archbishop of Syro-Malabar church. Indian Currents is a weekly news magazine published from New Delhi under the patronage of the Capuchins of Krist Jyoti Province of North India which gives in-depth analysis of day-to-day events in the socio-political and religious fields. Usually, Dr Mathew uploads the online version as early as Saturday morning when the hard copy hits the newsstand on Monday. Just when the matter was going to press this Saturday morning, he got a call from his provincial house to withdraw the cover story, an editorial by himself and the corresponding article written by Fr Jose Vallikkattu, a missionary priest belonging to the Missionary Society of St Thomas (MST). However, in this case, he had to face the Church differently.

India currents asked to withdraw article on Cardinal

The article published was withdrawn: “As a priest, I should be obedient. When I received a call and an email from the Provincial House asking me to wait until the internal probe is over, there is nothing I can do but withdraw at the last moment. So I have been forced to withdraw all the articles on Cardinal Alencherry’s land deals that have landed the Archdiocese of Ernakulam – Angamaly in a mess,” he told DC[2]. So Catholic priests have to cover up the crimes, sex and financial scandals and all in the name of god and save honour. But now he and his editorial team have been forced to come up with Bhima – Koregaon violence in Maharashtra where he has asked political activist John Dayal and senior journalist A. J. Philip to come up with articles on a war footing. His hard-hitting editorial states that “there is more to the episode than meets the eye”.  He recalls the words of Cardinal George Pell, Vatican’s prefect of the secretariat for the economy, who had opined a few years ago that the “next wave of the attacks of the Church could be for financial irregularities” which has since been proved right, though the expert committee’s probe is on. The detailed cover story states that “with the latest land row, however, the church has run itself the risk of losing the trust of its congregations. In fact, a church that was built on the solid foundation of unity is today divided in opinion”.

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The issue of black money also comes up[3]: A church panel probing land transactions in the archdiocese of Ernakulam has recommended action against Cardinal George Alencherry under Church and civil law for causing losses to the diocese. This is the first such recommendation — the case also involves black money — for a Catholic Church in India. Alencherry is among the Indian cardinals eligible to elect the Pope. The church panel report has been sent to Rome. Ernakulam archdiocese spokesman Father Paul Karedan admitted the probe report contained grave charges against Alencherry and said the report would have reached the Pope by now. “We have sent the report to Rome via the Apostolic Nuncio (Vatican representative) in Delhi,” Karedan said. Two others were also blamed for the land deal. Last month, January 2018, the archdiocese had appointed a six-member panel, comprising priests and laymen, to probe losses suffered by the archdiocese in dubious land deals since April, 2015. Alencherry’s secretary and church spokesman Father Jimmy Poochakkattu said the Cardinal would not react now. “He will bring out a circular in which he is expected to explain everything. It will be read out in churches under the archdiocese,” he said.

KCRM DEMO IN FRONT OF Archbishops house in Kochi

The Church Report confirms financial scam[4]: The losses were incurred after the sale of five plots owned by the diocese in various parts of Ernakulam district. The diocese should have received at least Rs 27 crore from the sales, which they needed to repay bank loans, but received only Rs 9 crore after the dubious real estate deals. The report stated, “There is grave violation of the Church laws, which amounted to naked act of breach of trust and criminal misappropriation of properties.’’ The probe committee also found unaccounted money, which it termed a “grave issue”. “Total amount receivable according to 36 deeds is Rs 13.52 crore. But, there is a difference of Rs 13.62 crore between the documented amount and the amount in the curia (a diocese body) resolution. Receiving unaccounted money is a serious offence as per the Income Tax Act.’’ The church panel report stated: “The Major Archbishop (Alencherry) was directly involved in alienating all the five plots, which were sold after being divided into 36 pieces. The first deed was registered even before it was discussed in the Consulters’ Forum. Decision of the finance council quoted in all the 36 sale deeds is incorrect. The receivable value set by the diocese was Rs 27.15 crore, whereas the value according to the registered deeds was only Rs 13,51,44,260.” The report also noted that the diocese only received Rs 9.13 crore from the “agent”. “It is painful to note that at the time of execution of the sale deeds, Alencherry has not assured the receipt of money to the archdiocese.’’

Mar Alencherry - land scam

Violation of Church law and civil laws along with the lack of transparency and collegiality: According to the report there were “numerous instances” of violation of Church law and civil laws along with the lack of transparency and collegiality. “As the head of the Syro-Malabar Church, Alencherry should have taken utmost care in respecting the provisions of Church laws,” the report said. Two others from the Church – priest Sebastian Vadakumpadan and the finance officer Joshy Puthuva – were also blamed for the dubious land deal. The report also named Saju Varghese Kunnel as the kingpin in the deal and alleged that he enjoyed the confidence of the Cardinal and father Puthuva. Without naming the Cardinal, the committee recommended, “People who are responsible for the crisis should be tried according the law of the Church and necessary action should be taken for the violation of the civil law.’’

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Where the money has gone?: The report stated that the registration of land deeds took place in violation of all norms even without receiving the entire amount from the sale. The committee found that the value of the land was Rs 4.47 lakh per cent but the archdiocese fixed this at Rs 9.5 lakh per cent. One cent is equal to 435.5 square feet. The report has blamed Alencherry for involving Kunnel in the transaction, but the former claimed he who introduced Kunnel to the finance officer Puthuva, who in turn said he acted under Alencherry’s instructions. The committee also evaluated that the diocese has lost Rs 46 crore in various land purchase and sale deals since April, 2015. Though the price fixed for five plots was Rs 9.5 lakh per cent, the then prevailing market rate was Rs 15 lakh per cent. Secretary of priests’ council Father Kuriakose Mundadan said the council had discussed the committee report on land dealings. “Alencherry informed the priests that the council would have an elaborative debate on the report later. The meeting of the pastoral council, a body of priests and laymen, would be held after the detailed discussion on the report in the priests’ council,’’ he said. Karedan ruled out chances of Alencherry’s resignation. “He has told the priests that he would give explanation for all the allegations after studying the report. He has reservations about some of the findings in the report. He has sought some more time to explain his stand,” he said.

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All Indians, who violate the Acts and Rules should be brought to book and get punished: Indians can be kept quite as this is related to Church and so on, but, the violation of law of this land is different from their internal hushing and covering ups. Just like “Katta-panchayat”, they have been concealing many crimes. Abhaya murder case is almost forgotten. Therefore, these violations cannot be simply treated as were “numerous instances” of violation of Church law and civil laws along with the lack of transparency and collegiality. Just because, they have power, money and above all, all suppressing and oppressive capabilities, even God may not forgive their sins. Even in this case, as they have crossed all the limits, their own believers have taken action to punish the guilty and bring under the law of this land.

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02-02-2018

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[1] DECCAN CHRONICLE. Magazine forced to withdraw story on Church land scam, | CYNTHIA CHANDRAN, PublishedJan 7, 2018, 6:35 am IST; UpdatedJan 7, 2018, 6:35 am IST

[2] https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/070118/magazine-forced-to-withdraw-story-on-church-land-scam.html

[3] Indian Express, Kerala: First black money case against Catholic church, Cardinal George Alencherry under cloud, Written by  Shaju Philip | Thiruvananthapuram | Updated: February 1, 2018 7:01 am

[4] http://indianexpress.com/article/india/kerala-first-black-money-case-against-catholic-church-cardinal-george-alencherry-under-cloud-5046960/

Cardinal, bishop and other priests involved in land and financial scandals in Kerala (1)

February 2, 2018

Cardinal, bishop and other priests involved in land and financial scandals in Kerala (1)

Cardinal George Alencherry with Pope

Rs 80 crores land sold for Rs 27.30 crore: Just like Vatican, the Indian Church has also been involved in many scandals from sex to money swindling and other activities. Particularly, from Kerala, the crimes related to the Church have been horrible from murder, sex and financial scams involving all types of priests, bishops and cardinals also. Pressure is mounting on Cardinal George Alencherry, head of the Syro-Malabar Catholic Church based in Kerala, to resign after allegations that church land had been sold below market value in a deal that he had approved. Alencherry, 72, was ordained as a Cardinal, a priest of the highest rank in the Roman Catholic Church, by Pope Benedict XVI in February 2012. He is one of only five Cardinals in India. The deal in question concerns the sale of three acres of land in Kochi by the Ernakulam archdiocese in 2016 to repay a Rs 60-crore bank loan it had taken to build a medical college. The agent appointed by the church to conduct the deal had estimated the value of the land at Rs 27.30 crore, but the church has so far received only Rs 9.13 crore of that amount. However, priests and lay people critical of the action claim that the plot was actually worth at least Rs 80 crores[1].

Cardinal George Alencherry - V J Hyacinth complains to Pope

Cardinal can be subjected to legal action only with the permission of the Pope: Joseph Parecattil, a priest in the Ernakulam archdiocese, said that the Presbyteral Council of the Ernakulam archdiocese has decided to submit a formal request to the Pope to inquire into these financial dealings[2]. Ironically, in spite of financial scam, the Church could take action against cardinal, only if the Pope gives permission. Many do not understand the “State within state” working of church in India and elsewhere. The Presbyteral Council is a panel of 57 priests that looks after the archdiocese’s financial and administrative affairs. “This is the first-ever complaint from a Presbyteral Council in Kerala to the Pope requesting him to investigate financial irregularities,” said Parecattil. Another priest, who asked to remain anonymous, said Alencherry should step down if the Pope acts on the complaint. “He would have to quit to ensure free and fair investigation,” he added. Separately, the charitable organisation Mother Teresa Global Foundation has also sent a complaint to the Pope, urging him to remove the Cardinal from his post. “We represent the laity,” said VJ Hycinth, chairman of the foundation. “We pray to the Pope to take our complaint seriously.”

Cardinal George Alencherry - Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese

Murky land deals of the Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese of the Syro-Malabar Church: The six-member committee comprising priests and experts which examined the murky land deals of the Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese of the Syro-Malabar Church has recommended “legal action according to the law of the church and for violation of civil law” against the people responsible for the crisis created in the wake of the land transactions[3]. The report having 19 recommendations also called for an independent audit of the land and other transactions of the church by a reputed firm of chartered accountants[4]. “A complete assessment of all financial and land transactions of the Archdiocese could be done in a professional manner to sort out the present issues and to adopt safe and legally acceptable steps in all future transactions”.

Cardinal George Alencherry - Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese-Fr. Varghese Sabu

Forming committees to avoid legal proceedings: The Committee recommended legal action against Saju Varghese for the “recovery of the unpaid sale consideration pertaining to the property near Bharat Mata College, Thrikkakkara and also to recover the advance amount to Saju Varghese and others”. Another major recommendation called for immediate action to file income tax returns along with audited financial statements for the year ended March 31, 2017 to avoid a huge penalty and other penal provisions. The committee called for appointing a new finance officer with immediate effect “who is an expert in financial matters and has outstanding honesty”. The committee recommended collecting opinion and creative ideas from priests and lay leaders of the archdiocese at various levels to raise funds for the archdiocese to solve the crisis. Action should be taken to repay the loan liability in various banks to avoid a huge interest and recovery steps by banks, the committee said and pointed out that inter-trust transfer of funds were illegal and should not be promoted in future. Funds set apart for charity should not be diverted for any other purposes, it added.

Cardinal George Alencherry - Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese-priests

Cardinal George Alenchery, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church, Msg Sebastian Vadakkumpadam and Finance Officer Fr Joshy Puthuva involved: Detailed financial investigation of the financial transactions of all other associated trusts under the archdiocese and external internal auditing by a reputed firm of chartered accountants on a regular basis in the archdiocese as well as major trusts were the other recommendations. Documentation of all canonical bodies should be precise and accurate and should stick to the standardized format. Fixed asset register should be maintained immediately to safeguard the precious properties and buildings of the archdiocese. Recommending the observation of the provisions of canon law and civil law in all future transactions especially by the finance office, the committee also called for an induction programme for members of the financial council. Establishment of vigilance mechanisms and mandatory regular internal auditing for all ecclesiastical institutions was the other key recommendation. The committee in its report has mainly blamed the failures of Cardinal George Alenchery, Major Archbishop of the Syro-Malabar Church, Msg Sebastian Vadakkumpadam and Finance Officer Fr Joshy Puthuva for the land deals and the scandal associated with the deals.

Cardinal George Alencherry - Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese-Rani

Cardinal George Alencherry was involved “in the alienation and purchase of lands by the archdiocese”: The report by a committee of experts appointed by the Syro-Malabar Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly and headed by Fr Benny  Maramparampil to probe a series of land sales and purchase by the archdiocesan authorities says that the Major Archbishop Cardinal George Alencherry was involved “in the alienation and purchase of lands by the archdiocese” during the period between April 2015 and November 2017[5]. “It was with his knowledge and consent that the land was purchased at Mattoor. The Major Archbishop was directly involved in alienating all the five plots, which were sold into 36 plots”, the report said[6]. The report was presented before the Presbyteral Council (council of priests) of the archdiocese here on Tuesday (29-01-2018). A copy of the report was seen by The Hindu. The report relates to a series of land deals starting with the purchase of around 23 acres in Mattoor for a proposed medical college. This was followed by the sale of around 3 acres near Kochi in which the archdiocese had not received the entire sale proceeds. Since the archdiocese could not meet its loan repayment, it was decided that more than 3 acres in different places near Kochi owned by the archdiocese would be sold to repay the loan. The loan was taken to buy the land in Mattoor.

 

Deals violated the relevant provisions of the Canon Law and caused a financial loss: These deals snowballed into a major financial scandal with the council of priests raising the problem of the archdiocese not getting all of the sale proceeds, which amounted to ₹27.15 crore. The value of the plots sold shown in the land deed was ₹13.51 crore. Of this, the archdiocese received only ₹9.13 crore. “It is painful to note that at the time of execution of the sale deeds, the Major Archbishop has not ensured the receipt of money to the archdiocese”, the report said. It also said that the purchase of plots at Kottappady near Kothamangalam and near Devikulam was known only to the Archbishop and senior functionaries Fathers Sebastian Vadakkumpadan and Joshy Puthuva. The purchase was not discussed with or disclosed to the curia, the high-level decision making body of the archdiocese nor was it discussed with the Auxiliary Bishops. The report also says that even though the archdiocese received ₹9.13 crore from the land sale, no amount had been remitted into the loan account. These deals violated the relevant provisions of the Canon Law and caused a financial loss, the report said.

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Vested group tries to cover up: As usual, as “The Hindu” reported that, a meeting of the newly elected pastoral council would be convened only after the meeting where the panel report will be discussed[7].  In the wake of the decision, the meeting of the pastoral council scheduled to be held on February 10, 2018 has been postponed to another date.  The Cardinal also informed the council the decision of the Syro Malabar Bishops’ Synod asking the Cardinal to delegate the day- to-day administration of the archdiocese to auxiliary bishops. The council condemned burning of Sathyadeepam weekly and attempts to prevent a meeting convened to discuss the issues at Subodhana Pastoral Centre, Angamaly, last Sunday (21-01-2018), by a section of the laity[8].      Presbyteral council secretary Fr Kuriakose Mundadan made it clear that the issue was related to the administration of the Archdiocese of Ernakulam and Angamaly and not related to the liturgy in any way.   He said social media posts and media reports blaming and insulting the Cardinal, auxiliary bishops and priests  were baseless. ‘’Such campaigns are carried out by people with vested interests,’’ Fr Mundadan said.

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02-02-2018

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[1] Scroll.in, Head of Kerala’s Syro-Malabar Catholic Church urged to quit amidst accusations of corrupt land deal, by  TA Ameerudheen, Published Jan 08, 2018 · 06:30 am

[2] https://scroll.in/article/864015/head-of-keralas-syro-malabar-catholic-church-urged-to-quit-amidst-accusations-of-corrupt-land-deal

[3] Deccan Chronicle, Syro-Malabar Church panel seeks sanctification, Published: Feb 1, 2018, 6:52 am IST; Updated: Feb 1, 2018, 6:52 am IST.

[4] https://www.deccanchronicle.com/nation/current-affairs/010218/syro-malabar-church-panel-seeks-sanctification.html

[5] The Hindu, Report of experts points finger at Major Archbishop, KOCHI, JANUARY 30, 2018 22:35 IST; UPDATED: JANUARY 30, 2018 22:35 IST

[6] http://www.thehindu.com/news/cities/Kochi/report-of-experts-points-finger-at-major-archbishop/article22597874.ece

 

[7] Express News Service, Ernakulam-Angamaly Archdiocese to issue circular on land deal, Published: 31st January 2018 01:23 AM, Last Updated: 31st January 2018 03:59 AM

[8] http://www.newindianexpress.com/states/kerala/2018/jan/31/ernakulam-angamaly-archdiocese-to-issue-circular-on-land-deal-1765856.html