Contempt of court plea against IOC priest -
- Contempt of court plea against priest
INDIAN EXPRESS - Wednesday March 28 2007 12:48 IST
KOCHI: The St Marys Orthodox Syrian Cathedral, Park Avenue, Ernakulam, represented by its trustee K Babu Mathew, has moved a contempt of court petition against Fr Mathew Pulimoottil, Vicar of St Marys Chapel/Church, Elamkulam.
The Bench, comprising Acting Chief Justice K S Radhakrishnan and Justice M N Krishnan, has ordered notice on the petition. The allegation is that the priest and his supporters broke open the church and held prayers there at 3 am on December 25, 2006, violating the orders of the High Court.
A civil dispute regarding the upgradation of the chapel, which belonged to the cathedral, into a parish church and the appointment of Fr Mathew as Vicar by the diocesan Metropolitan is pending before the civil court.
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