Explore ways to bring unity and peace, says Kerala HC – The New Indian Express

By Express press service

KOCHI: The state government informed the Kerala High Court on Wednesday that the bill to end disputes between the two factions – Orthodox and Jacobite – in the Malankara Church was in the public domain for sparking opinions. The government is considering representations and responses from parishioners and others in response to the bill posted on the website.

The court asked the government to explore the possibility of appointing a person solely to administer spiritual tasks in certain churches without taking away the rights of the Orthodox faction. The headquarters observed orally that “within the limits of what has already been established by the Supreme Court granting complete right over the administration of the church to the Orthodox faction, can we explore the possibility, at least in the churches where the predominant faction is back, to appoint a person solely for the purpose of administering certain spiritual tasks without taking away any rights in favor of the Orthodox faction. against the Supreme Court ruling in the KS Varghese case. The council added that only vicars, priests and prelates appointed in accordance with the 1934 Constitution of the Malankara Church can exercise spiritual functions in its churches.

The court ordered that he be informed of the law he intended to apply in the matter. We need to know if this law is contrary to the order of the Supreme Court. The court said the ultimate goal was to bring unity and peace to the Church and both sides should work towards it. “How can the state legislature introduce a bill when there’s a Supreme Court ruling?” What will this bill do? asked the court.

The observation was made on the appeal filed by the state government challenging a single judge’s directive to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Group Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, to take over Kothamangalam Marthoma Church if the collector of Ernakulam District was not implementing the court order. .
“We want to find a solution. Enough,” the court said. Advocate General K Gopalakrishna Kurup replied that from day one the government’s attempt was to reach an amicable settlement of the matter.

The court said that “we are trying to end the dispute over the management of the church. At the same time, we cannot ignore the Supreme Court ruling.

KOCHI: The state government informed the Kerala High Court on Wednesday that the bill to end disputes between the two factions – Orthodox and Jacobite – in the Malankara Church was in the public domain for sparking opinions. The government is considering representations and responses from parishioners and others in response to the bill posted on the website. The court asked the government to explore the possibility of appointing a person solely to administer spiritual tasks in certain churches without taking away the rights of the Orthodox faction. The headquarters observed orally that “within the limits of what has already been established by the Supreme Court granting complete right over the administration of the church to the Orthodox faction, can we explore the possibility, at least in the churches where the predominant faction is back, to appoint a person solely for the purpose of administering certain spiritual tasks without taking away any rights in favor of the Orthodox faction. against the Supreme Court ruling in the KS Varghese case. The council added that only vicars, priests and prelates appointed in accordance with the 1934 Constitution of the Malankara Church can exercise spiritual functions in his churches. The court ordered that he be informed of the law he intended to enforce in the matter. Whether that law is contrary to the Supreme Court’s order. The court said what to bring u nity and peace in the Church is the ultimate goal and that both parties should work towards it. “How can the state legislature introduce a bill when there’s a Supreme Court ruling?” What will this bill do? asked the court. The observation was made on the appeal filed by the state government challenging a single judge’s directive to the Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF), Group Centre, Thiruvananthapuram, to take over Kothamangalam Marthoma Church if the collector of Ernakulam District was not implementing the court order. . “We want to find a solution. Enough,” the court said. Advocate General K Gopalakrishna Kurup replied that from day one the government’s attempt was to reach an amicable settlement of the matter. The court said that “we are trying to end the dispute over the management of the church. At the same time, we cannot ignore the Supreme Court ruling.

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