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Re: IOC and 2.5 mln

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  • Zachariah Minnu
    Dear Jacob, Claims of 2.5 mln and at times 3 mln is one of the usual tamashas of IOC leadership. As you have rightly pointed out the total christian population
    Message 1 of 1 , Oct 28, 2003
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      Dear Jacob,

      Claims of 2.5 mln and at times 3 mln is one of the
      usual tamashas of IOC leadership.

      As you have rightly pointed out the total christian
      population in kerala as per last cencus is over 60
      lakhs. Even though there was no head count denomnation
      wise, unofficilly the denomination wise population of
      chrstians in kerala brought out by a study conducted
      by a catholc foundation is as below.

      Catholics(all reeths)...............30.4 lakhs
      Syrian Orthodox(both factions)......19.6 lakhs
      Marthoma Syrian.....................04.2 lakhs
      C S I...............................03.8 lakhs
      Others..............................05.5 lakhs

      Now both together have roughly 20 lakhs. The Angamaly
      Diocese alone of Jacobite Church have 175 parish
      churches with most of them having over 500 families.
      (some with over 2000 families)

      So you can make an approximate study on the actual
      strength of IOC.

      Or else you can make use of the total association
      members of parumala association. Because each
      association member represents a particular number of
      families(in each church). If you leave out the "bogus"
      members who participated in that association,
      representing jacobite churches, then you can work out
      what is the actual strength of IOC.

      (( "bogus" members from many churhes in northern
      diocese were sent to that association meetng. 47
      jacobite churches from Angamaly diocese were
      represented without the knowledge of parish assembly.
      In the balance of almost 130 in angamaly they couldnt
      even find a single person to "represent" them))

      The actual number of IOC will be somewhere between 8
      to 8.5 lakhs. Nothing more than that.

      All talk of 2.5 mln and 3 mln is plain rubbish.

      And politicians of this state more than anybody know
      the numbers well.

      rgds
      GLEESON
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