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Kerala High Court moved against anointment of new Catholics

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Published On: October 13, 2021 at 13:30 IST

A Writ Petition was filed on October 12 by St. Mary’s Syrian Orthodox Church, Piravom who challenged the consecration of Catholics scheduled at Parumala on October 15.

The Petitioners K.A. John and another have alleged that the consecration of Catholics was going to be held without canonically inviting the Patriarch of Antioch which is a mandatory condition. The Decision of the Synod of Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church to anoint Catholics was against the Constitution of 1934 of the Malankara church and Orders of the Apex Court.

The Petitioners submitted that steps are being taken for the consecration on October 15 which would be against the Supreme Court verdict. Therefore, they had submitted a representation to the State Government to ensure that no law was violated during the consecration.

The Petitioners have submitted that there was no question of non-recognition of Patriarch by the Malankara Church because it would violate the Supreme Court judgment in the K.S. Varghese case.

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