KOCHI: The Jacobite Syrian Christian Church has said that it will retrieve the Thrikkunnathu seminary, church and the resting places of the Fathers of the Church and has given the State government three months� time to settle the dispute with the Orthodox faction of the Malankara Church.
A statement from the Jacobite Syrian Church said here on Wednesday the church would take action to retrieve the seminary and the related institutions if the State government failed to do so for the Jacobite church.
The statement said the decision to retrieve the seminary and other institutions were taken at a meeting of the Angamaly diocesan members and managing committee. Catholicos Baselios Thomas I presided over the meeting.
The meeting also thanked the government for allowing the Jacobite church members to offer prayers at the tomb of the Fathers of the Church on January 25.
Jacobite Church to fight for its rights
ALUVA: Jacobite Church has taken a decision of not to take rest until they recover Thrikkunnathu Seminary Church and attached properties.
The decision was taken in a combined meeting of Diocesan Council, managing committee, various religious organisations and Viswasa Samrakshana Samithy held at Kothamangalam on Wednesday.
Presiding over the meeting Catholicos Thomas I-Bava said that if the Government failed to make a consensus to evict the Orthodox faction who encroached the Thrikkunnathu Seminary Church and attached properties within three months, the Jacobite Church would be forced to occupy the Thrikkunnathu Seminary Church and would take the possession at any cost.
Angamaly Diocese Regional Metropolitan Abraham Mar Severios delivered the keynote address.
The meeting has passed two resolutions regarding the recovery of Thrikkunnathu Seminary and attached Assests.