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    Peace talks on seminary fail Kochi Bureau Collector sees a positive change in attitude KOCHI: The peace talks convened on Wednesday by District Collector
    Message 1 of 1 , Jul 7, 2005
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      Peace talks on seminary fail
      Kochi Bureau

      Collector sees a positive change in attitude 

      KOCHI: The peace talks convened on Wednesday by District Collector A.P.M. Mohammed Hanish between the Jacobite Church and the Orthodox Church for control of the Thrikunnath Seminary failed.

      However, the Collector said that both the factions had realised that no solution could be reached if they took their differences to the streets. He termed this attitude a positive development in spite of the failure of talks.

      The meeting was called in the aftermath of the feud between the two factions regarding the Thrikunnath Seminary, Aluva, on Sunday and the subsequent police action on Monday.

      The discussions were led by Joseph Gregorios, Metropolitan and Synod Secretary for the Jacobite Church and Thomas Athanasius Episcopal Synod Secretary from the Orthodox Church.

      While the Jacobite Church called for a broadminded attitude to resolve the feud, the Orthodox Church maintained that the issue in Aluva was its internal matter.

      The member of the Minorities Commission V.V. Augustine met Catholicos of the Jacobite Syrian Church Baselios Thomas I at the Mar Baselios Medical Mission Hospital, Kothamangalam, in the afternoon. Mr. Augustine arrived at the hospital at around 4 p.m. and talked to the Catholicos for about 10 minutes.

      The condition of the Catholicos who was shifted to the intensive care unit of Mar Baselios Medical Mission Hospital was stated to have improved lightly on Wednesday. However, he continued to be in the ICU.

      http://www.hindu.com/2005/07/07/stories/2005070718230500.htm



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