IOC defers action against their bishop-makers
- IOC leadership who made statements against the bishop making of Athanasius and Milithios through Malayala Manorma daily are now seemed to have been forced to make a summersault by downplaying the issue by taking no action against these two fellows, which according to their Catholicos designate and Catholicos an illegal action earlier. IOC synod have simply send this issue, ( which according to deputy Catholicos a serious offense as per Manorama report), to their managing committee to take appropriate decision. So now we all know what is going to happen by prolonging this issue.
IOC synod is said to have came to this conclusion inspite of opposition from their Catholicos designate and few others. That means this pseudo bishop Moshe will have the official recognition of Indian Orthodox Church very soon. At some point of time, later on, we can expect a Patriarch of Antioch for the "Independent Syrian Orthodox Church" which was infact a very old grand plan of Indian Orthodox Church promoted in recent times by Makarios of America. It is heard that Muthoot group was the major supporter for the actions of Athanasius and Milithios and naturally IOC leadership was forced to accept it inspite of the opposition by some like their Catholicos designate.
T M Chacko,
PS: In all probability, IOC will take a stand officially that they dont accept this bishop-making in fear of some legal fallouts for not following their own constitution, but in other forums they may be going to accept this action. This is similar to what they have been talking in public about 'giving respect' to Patriarch of Antioch.