- Aug 9, 2020
The synod of India’s Syro-Malabar Church has appealed to the Kerala state government to stop discriminating against Christians when it distributes benefits intended for religious minorities.
After a scandal over a land deal has caused a revolt among the clergy of Archdiocese of Ernakulam-Angamaly, Pope Francis has permanently stripped administrative power from the cardinal who heads the India-based Syro-Malabar Church.
India’s Catholic Church, already rocked by allegations that a bishop raped a nun, is facing an uprising by hundreds of priests against one of the country’s four cardinals following his reinstatement by Pope Francis.
Bishops from the Syro-Malabar Church in Northeast India have called for peace and unity in the Eastern-rite Church as it faces a series of scandals in its home base in the state of Kerala.
An Indian cardinal who faces multiple investigations for allegedly selling church land and incurring a multimillion-dollar loss has been cleared by his fellow bishops even though the Vatican has yet to rule on the case.