Vatican Continues to bless ‘Uniatism and Sheep Stealing’ in India
Vatican Continues to bless �Uniatism and Sheep Stealing� in India
by OCP on October 25, 2012
*Self Proclaimed Catholicos & Malankara Metropolitan *
*George Alexander & Kisha D Dorado
Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE
*Vatican elevates Self Proclaimed Catholics of the Syro-Malankara
Catholic Rite as Cardinal*.
Read: Is The Catholicate Of The Romo-Syrians In India Canonically
Genuine Or Bogus?
Read: Indian Orthodox Church Sends Letter to Pope, Major Archbishop and
Roman Catholic Prelates (2009)
*Global/India:*Vatican in a recent announcement elevated a number of
Roman Catholic Bishops to the status of Cardinal, which also include Mar
Beslius Cleemis the Major Archbishop of Syro-Malankara Catholic Rite
which is a broken away group from the Indian Malankara Orthodox Church
In the year 2005 this Church was elevated to the status of a Major
Archiepiscopal Church and suddenly the Church began to address its
Primate as Major Archbishop Catholicos. Catholicos title has not been
granted by Vatican and that has been clearly mentioned in the letter
(Port.N. 2581/2005/h) sent on 18th June 2005 by His Excellency Cardinal
Walter Kasper, the then President of the Pontifical Council for the
Promotion of Christian Unity to the late Metropolitan Philipose Mar
Eusebius , the President of the Ecumenical Relations Department of
Indian Malankara Orthodox Church.
But the Syro-Malankara Catholic Rite continue to use the title
Catholicos along with tile of Major Archbishop. Apart from that the
Primate of the Syro-Malnkara Catholic Rite claims the following titles
such as �The Successor of the Apostolic See of St Thomas In India and
Both titles are exclusive privilege of the primate of the Indian
Malankara Orthodox Church. So presently Major Archbishop Beslius Cleemis
being a Cardinal confuse the situation further as he holds three tiles
Major Archbishop, Cardinal and �self proclaimed Catholicos�. The
original title is nothing more than His Excellency/His Beatitude
Beselius Cleemis � Major Archbishop of Trivandrum of the Syro-Mlanakras
(now a Cardinal).
*Below mentioned are some doubts:*
* How does the title of Major Archbishop/Cardinal and self proclaimed
title of Catholicos go hand in hand? How shall the Roman Church
explain the relation between these three titles?
* Is there a Vatican bull/official decree mentioning the confirmation
of the title of Catholicos to the Major Archbishop of the Syro
* Does Vatican accept the fact that Major Archbishop Baselius Cleemis
has equal status with that of the Pope of Roman Catholic Church?
* Does the Syro-Malnakra Rite has the sole authority to take up the
tile of Catholicos even though it has not been awarded by Vatican
since the title of Major Archbishop and Cardinal has been officially
awarded by Roman Church.
* Does the authority and decision of Major Archbishop/Cardinal
Catholicos of the Syro-Malankara Rite considered final in canonical,
ecclesiological , faith and administrative aspects of the Roman
Catholic Church, because according to the Roman Catholic
hierarchical structure, the decisions of the Pope alone are final.
* Does the Roman Catholic Church recognize the existence of the Throne
of St Thomas under the throne of St Peter? What kind of explanation
shall be given? So are there two Apostolic Thrones within the Roman
The Churches of Eastern Rite are not subject o make any decision against
the *Code of Canons of the Eastern Churches* (CCEO)
<http://www.intratext.com/X/ENG1199.HTM>. But the Syro-Malankara Rite
keeps violating this rule.
The elevation of Major Archbishop Baselius Cleemis to the status of
Cardinal is indeed a direct blessing by the Vatican to enhance the
strategies of stealing sheep�s from Orthodox Christian Churches in India.
*Readers may wonder why does Orthodox Churches worry about his issue.
Its only because we expect some ecumenical respect from the Roman
Catholic Church and certain level of courtesy form the primate of the
Syr0-Malankara Catholic Rite and also expect Eastern Catholic Rites not
to steel the titles and exclusive privileges of Orthodox Churches and at
least respect CCEO.*
*Moreover the Pope himself is the Old Orthodox Bishop of Rome, the
Primate of Western orthodox Church who separated from the communion of
Orthodox Churches in the 1054 by polluting the original Nicean Creed of
the Church, and considering himself to be supreme leader over other sees.*
*For the kind attention of readers: It shall be noted that Bava comes
from the Arabic word, BABA, which is the Arabic version of the Greek
word, PAPAS, or PAPA. This is the same as Papa in Latin, which means
Pope in the English language. Actually this is the title of the head of
a Church. If the Syro Malankara Rite have a Catholicos and if he is
under the Roman Pope, are there two Bavas or Popes in the Roman Catholic
*Article is written on behalf of the Council for the Promotion of
Orthodox Christian unity and Faith � Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE.*
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