IOC parish for non-cooperation with their church leadership
- (Source The Hindu,Friday, Feb 27, 2004
Parish council for non-cooperation with Church leadership
KOCHI, FEB. 26. The Parish Protection Council of the St. Mary's
Orthodox Cathedral, Ernakulam, under the Malankara Orthodox Syrian
Church, has called for non-cooperation with the Church leadership.
Addressing a press conference here on Thursday, the Council convener,
Cheriyan Philip, and its members, Maman Koshi and P.K. Issac, accused
the Church leadership of interfering in the functioning of the cathedral.
The Metropolitan was intervening in the rights accorded to parishes
under the constitution of the Church, they said.
The Church leadership had been taking a negative stand towards the
complaints submitted so far, the Council leaders said.
They said a meeting of parish members held on Tuesday had protested
against the actions of the Metropolitan. The meeting decided to start
an agitation through peaceful means against the anti-democratic stand
of the Church leadership.
Arthat St.Marys Church