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Vatican Continues to bless ‘Uniatism and Sheep Stealing’ in India

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  • Bill Samsonoff
    http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2012/10/vatican-continues-to-bless-uniatism-and-sheep-stealing-in-india/ Vatican Continues to bless ‘Uniatism and
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      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
      25/10/201*

      *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?
      <http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/articles/2009/08/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)
      <http://theorthodoxchurch.info/blog/news/2009/08/indian-orthodox-church-sents-letter-to-pope-major-archbishop-and-roman-catholic-prelates/>

      *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 1930.

      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
      Malankara Metropolitan�
      (www.malankaracatholicchurch.net/major_archbishop.html).

      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
      -Malankara Rite?

      * 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
      Church?

      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
      Church?*

      *Article is written on behalf of the Council for the Promotion of
      Orthodox Christian unity and Faith � Orthodoxy Cognate PAGE.*

      *Source:
      OCP News Service*





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