opposes the Pope's decision with great misconduct: Syro-Malabar Church

The major archiepiscopal curia of the Syro-Malabar Churches published an explanatory note on Saturday . The note was made in the midst of a mass gathering convened by the archdioceses priests and laity on Sunday .

Kochi: The major archiepiscopal curia of the Syro-Malabar Churches published an explanatory note on Saturday about the latest events at the Ernakulam-Angamaly archdiocese, which included former metropolitan vicar Mar Antony Kariyil's resignation.According to the note, those who serve the Church applauded the Vatican's appointment of an apostolic administrator.It adds that the Church was supplying a clarification because certain people who are dissatisfied with the current structure of government were creating a smokescreen through various lawsuits, according to the note.Mar Kariyil gave in to the compulsions of priests and rebelled in a manner that was contrary to the Pope's explicit recommendations.

It said that the apostolic nuncio who welcomed Mar Kariyil to Delhi and later meeting him in Kochi were all made in accordance with the Pope's decisions, which were made in accordance with the Oriental congregation's and the state secretary's reports.The note states that the money collected by land deals was only accepted by the archdiocese's bank accounts.The note said that those calling for meetings and making statements challenging the Oriental congregation's decision and the Pope are committeding grave offenses of discipline.Fr Vincent Cheruvathoor, the great archiepiscopal chancellor, accompanied the explanatory note.